Man accused of rape in Lynnwood turns himself in

The woman said she was assaulted in the woods after meeting a man on the bus.

A man suspected of a rape in Lynnwood turned himself in to police. (Lynnwood Police Department)

A man suspected of a rape in Lynnwood turned himself in to police. (Lynnwood Police Department)

LYNNWOOD — A man accused of raping a 33-year-old woman in the woods in July turned himself in Tuesday at the Lynnwood Police Department, with an attorney present, authorities said.

Police expected to book him into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree rape, assault, robbery and threats to kill. He’s in his early 20s and lives in Lynnwood.

The woman who was attacked told police a man struck up a conversation with her while riding the bus on July 26. They got off at the same stop and went to the same store, where she bought clothes.

Afterward, they walked into the woods in the 17100 block of Highway 99. The assailant allegedly pushed the woman to the ground, and she hit her head on a tree, briefly knocking her unconscious, she told police.

The woman reported that the man raped her, took her money and left.

An employee at a nearby store reportedly heard her screaming for someone to call 911 as she walked out of the woods, police said. She was taken to the hospital, where she spoke with Lynnwood detectives and was treated for injuries. She was released from the hospital the same day.

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