Shoreline man charged with raping woman from bus stop

  • <br>For the Enterprise
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:46am

A Shoreline man who picked up a woman at a bus stop a year ago was charged Jan. 10 in Snohomish County Superior Court with first-degree rape.

Instead of driving the woman home to Marysville, the attacker took her to an isolated spot and attacked her, deputy prosecutor Janice Albert said.

Lamin Darboe, 37, will be summoned to appear in court for arraignment. Albert said the victim had been punched repeatedly and robbed.

On Jan. 29, 2004, the victim went to a bar with her boyfriend. The two argued and she left alone, Albert said.

Late in the evening, she ordered some takeout food from a restaurant and went to a bus stop. She realized she missed the last bus, and accepted a ride with a man driving a dark sedan, Albert said.

Instead of taking her to her home, the man drove toward the Tulalip Indian Reservation and wouldn’t let her out.

At one point, he demanded her cash. She reached over for what she thought was the gear shift knob, and broke off the turn signal indicator, Albert said.

That angered the man and he punched her in the head and ribs. He told her to partially disrobe and he attacked her, Albert said.

The attacker drove her home and warned her not to tell anyone, Albert said. The woman memorized the car’s license number, and described the inside of the vehicle to police.

Darboe told police he picked up a woman in north Everett and they had consensual sex. Albert said Darboe told police she became angry when he wouldn’t buy her a drink afterward.

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