SEATTLE — A man known as the “Westlake groper” has been sentenced to more than three years in jail.
The Seattle Times reported that Daryl Sharma of Kirkland pleaded guilty last week to five counts of assault with sexual motivation.
The 36-year-old was arrested in October. He became known as the “Westlake groper” after one of his victims posted a picture of him on social media and complained about a lack of police response to her report.
The photo prompted more than a dozen women to contact police and report that Sharma had groped them.
Sharma had been under supervision by the state Department of Corrections at the time following a conviction of third-degree sexual assault.
He has a history of groping charges dating back to 2002.