Arrest in attack on elderly Seattle woman

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they have arrested a man in connection with the sexual assault and robbery of an elderly woman in the city's International District.

In a statement, police said a patrol officer arrested a 34-year-old man Thursday morning in the same area. The man was initially arrested and booked into jail on a state Department of Corrections hold pending further investigation. Police say he has been under Corrections Department supervision for a 2008 robbery and burglary. KOMO-TV reports he failed to check in with Corrections officials after his recent release from prison.

Police spokesman Jeff Kappel says a woman in her 80s was walking in the back door of an apartment complex Wednesday when a man followed her inside. Kappel says the man punched the woman, knocked her to the ground, sexually assaulted her, then stole her money.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.


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