Lynnwood Police arrested a man who confessed to several recent assaults of women, including one woman at Edmonds Community College.
On Wednesday, Lynnwood detectives interviewed a man who had been arrested on a misdemeanor warrant the previous day. The suspect fit the description in several recent incidents where women had been assaulted in the area of 200th Street Southwest and 60th Avenue West. The suspect confessed to these incidents, as well as several other incidents that had not been reported to the Lynnwood Police Department.
In three of the incidents — on June 23, June 29 and June 30 — the suspect approached lone women who were on the street and assaulted them by grabbing their buttocks and then walked or ran away. The suspect also confessed to an earlier incident at Edmonds Community College, which occurred on May 13, in which a woman had been assaulted by the suspect, who grabbed her chest as she walked across the campus. Detectives are still investigating any connection to a separate assault at Edmonds Community College, where a woman was physically attacked late at night while walking alone.
The suspect, a black male in his 20s, has been booked at the Lynnwood Jail on four counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. Lynnwood Police are asking anyone who believes that they may have been assaulted by this suspect to contact the Lynnwood Police Department via 911. The Lynnwood Police Department is not releasing a photograph of the suspect at this time as that may compromise identification of the suspect in those cases that have not yet been reported to police.