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UW senior arrested for rape of 12-year-old

Police arrested a University of Washington senior Monday, June 10, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl he met on University Avenue.

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UW senior charged with rape of 12-year-old

omar1SEATTLE — A 22-year-old University of Washington senior was charged Thursday with second-degree child rape for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on the street.

Bail was set at $100,000 for Omar Abdelbadie, who has no previous criminal history and who posted bail and was freed. His arraignment is set for June 27.

According to the court documents, the 12-year-old girl said she ran away last Sunday from her sister’s home in north Seattle, where she was living, and ended up in the University District, where she said she was approached on the street by Abdelbadie that same night.

She told police that she told the student that she was “young” and 12 years old, but the Abdelbadie didn’t believe her. She said they smoked marijuana together and that the man offered to give her a ride back home to her sister’s house, but she declined the offer. So, she said, they ended up going back to his residence, where they had sex.

She said the next morning, the defendant left to run some errands but later returned and they had sex again. When going outside later, they ran into an acquaintance of Abdelbadie’s, who asked the girl’s age, argued with the defendant in private over what he had done and then called 911 on him.

He was arrested.

Police said the girl told detectives she was not forced to do anything and that the sex was consensual. But police said Abdelbadie in an interview that he admitted the girl told him when they first met that she was “under the age of 18″ and told him “her real age.”









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UW senior arrested for rape of 12-year-old

child-sexSEATTLE — Police arrested a University of Washington senior Monday for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl he met on University Avenue.

According to court documents, Seattle police received a call around 8 p.m. Monday from a man near the University District neighborhood of Seattle. The man said he was on the street with a 22-year-old man he knew from a previous job. The caller said the man admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old girl who was on the street with him.

Police arrived on the scene and interviewed the suspect and the young girl. The suspect allegedly told police he was walking near the university late Sunday when he spotted the young girl “dressed provocatively.” The suspect allegedly sparked up a conversation with her and invited her back to his apartment to smoke pot. The suspect said the two “hooked up,” but declined to tell police if he knew her age.

The young girl allegedly told police that she told the suspect she was 12 years old on the street when they first met. She said they had sex multiple times throughout the night and the morning, police said.

A guardian reported the girl missing earlier Monday.

The suspect was arrested and being held in King County Jail on $100,000 bail. He is expected to be charged with second-degree child rape.