Kentlake student assaulted while walking home

The victim was able to fight off the suspect with her backpack

On Thursday, May 2 at around 2:40 p.m., a 15-year-old female was walking home on a neighborhood trail near Kentlake High School.

As she was walking, a man grabbed onto the victim’s crotch.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 40’s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, unshaven and was wearing a blue hoodie and black sweatpants at the time, according to Sgt. Ryan Abbott from the King County Sheriff’s Department.

He said the victim was able to use her backpack to hit the suspect off of her and then she fled back to the high school where she told her friends and then her mom who called the principal.

Deputies were advised a few hours later and detectives responded to the scene, Abbott said.

This is an ongoing investigation and the story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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