UW senior charged with rape of 12-year-old

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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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  • Mud Baby

    The Seattle Times article said he hit on her because she was "seductively attired," or some such nonsense. Needless to say, he is innocent until proven guilty. However, if he is convicted of child rape , he should go to prison, and after serving his sentence be deported to Egypt where he can resume his graduate studies and pursue his brilliant career at a research institute there. It is unspeakably tragic that In Egypt young women who fail to cover themselves are considered fair game and can be raped at will by predatory men. If this man's actions ultimately result in deportation, freedom to prey on women may offset in some small way the destruction of his career in the United States.

  • Grace northwood

    It shouldn’t matter if the little girl said it was consensual or not she is 12 and that’s not okay. For being on the Deans list at UW he is really dumb. He deserves to have his career ended and be labeled as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He clearly knew exactly what he was doing… Having sex with her multiple times… Come on. This story is disgusting. I hope he goes away for a long time and the girl gets some help.

  • guest

    Another pervert. Totally disgusting. He needs to be 'dejunked' pronto. Then tossed in with bubba. If he's still alive after that visit, hang him in the middle of town at high noon. Scum like him need to be exterminated.

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