MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — An 18-year-old charged last year with raping a girl in a hallway at Mountlake Terrace High School was arrested Tuesday for investigation of sexually assaulting another girl.
The 2016 third-degree rape charge was pending when the second girl, 16, said Cole Krause raped her at his house. The girl reported the incident to Mountlake Terrace police in January. She said the attack happened in late September or early October.
Snohomish County prosecutors dropped the 2016 rape charge against Krause earlier this year. The first girl allegedly no longer wanted to pursue the case against Krause, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday.
The charge had been filed in juvenile court. Krause was 17 and a senior at Mountlake Terrace High at the time of the allegations. The girl who reported the rape was 15. The Daily Herald wrote about the case in 2016 and obtained the charging documents and a search warrant. The case later was sealed.
Krause made a brief appearance Wednesday in Everett District Court. He was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
Based on the arrest report, “this is not an isolated incident,” Judge Anthony Howard said.
The police department has been contacting other alleged victims who have not filed reports, deputy prosecutor Bob Langbehn told the judge.
“We’re seeing a pattern,” he said. “… The defendant is a danger to the community.”
Krause’s defense attorney had asked for his release.
Detectives interviewed Krause on Tuesday about the recent allegations. He denied raping the girl. Krause told police he and girl had sex and she never said, “No.” He allegedly said the girl texted him the next day, accusing him of rape.
Krause blamed the accusations on the girl “hitting her head and seizing while they all were hiking,” Mountlake Terrace detective Heidi Froisland wrote in an affidavit.
The girl allegedly told police she and Krause were friends. She said they had sex in the past, according to court records. She said the assault happened after she accepted a ride home from Krause. They smoked some marijuana in his car before they stopped at his house, the girl said.
Krause allegedly tried to unzip her pants but she told him to leave her alone. They went inside his house where he spoke with his mother. The girl told police the attack happened when his mother left. She said Krause pushed her against a wall and assaulted her. She said she told Krause to stop and cursed at him when he hurt her. She said she was crying.
The girl told police when the assault was over, Krause said, “We should have sex more,” Froisland wrote.
The girl didn’t tell anyone about the incident for about a month, she said. She finally confided in her father after he saw text messages between the girl and Krause in which she accused Krause of rape.
“You forced me to have sex with you,” her message said.
Krause allegedly wrote back, “Ok. And im sorry I really am,” according to court records.
The girl told police that some of her friends told her something similar happened to them. In the arrest report, the detective wrote, “Several other juveniles claim to be victims but will not make a report.”
Krause was expelled from Mountlake Terrace High School last year after being arrested on campus. A 15-year-old girl had reported that Krause sexually assaulted her in a hallway at school in January 2016.
She told police that Krause began paying attention to her a couple of weeks earlier. Her parents were against her seeing an older boy.
Krause said he wanted to ask her out but freshman and seniors aren’t allowed to date, and he might get in trouble, police wrote in a search warrant. That same day the boy found her alone by her locker after school. She told detectives they kissed and parted ways.
She told police she made excuses for not being able to hang out with him. She was worried how it would look if she told the boy that her parents didn’t want her to associate with him, court papers said. The girl said she was flattered by Krause’s attention.
The girl told police the assault happened after school. She’d gone to her locker to grab her English book. Her mother was going to pick her up soon.
Krause followed her to the locker, she said. They started kissing. She told police the kissing was consensual, and she was still willing when he grabbed her wrist and guided her out of sight of the main hallway, according to court papers. They eventually ended up in an alcove.
She told police Krause’s actions became more aggressive and invasive, and she repeatedly told him to stop and pushed his hands away, court papers said.
The girl alleged that he pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her despite her efforts to kick him. She told police the boy said, “You know you want it.”
Detectives reported finding signs at the school of a violent attack.
Krause allegedly had warned the girl not to go to police. He also suggested that they “do this again sometime,” court papers said.
Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; firstname.lastname@example.org.