Kidnapping charge filed against sex offender accused of taking girl from Beacon Hill park

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Benefit Playground, Seattle. KCPQ-TV

SEATTLE — A charge of first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation was filed Tuesday against a 30-year-old sex offender for allegedly grabbing a 6-year-old girl in Beacon Hill park last Thursday, taking her three blocks away and pulling down her pants before she managed to escape.

Jesse Richard Brisbin, being held in King County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge June 23.

The King County prosecutor’s charging documents say Brisbin has been convicted twice before of exposing himself to minors. Police had said Brisbin was on home detention and wearing a Department of Corrections tracking device at the time of this arrest.

“The current incident of taking 6-year-old (girl) from a public park and pulling down her pants is a serious escalation in the defendant’s behavior,” the charging document says. “He poses an extreme risk to the community and particularly to minor children.”

The document says that if Brisbin is convicted of the current charge, he will face an indeterminate sentence of life in prison.

Witnesses said a man asked the girl to leave with him just before 7 p.m. Thursday, but she refused. They said the suspect pulled the girl three blocks away from Benefit Park before she managed to break free and run away.

Detectives say the girl’s father and several other people caught up with the man who grabbed her. Police say when they arrived, they found three people beating the suspect who was on the ground.


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  • William Tarrence Taylor

    A “LEVEL 3” sex offender on house arrest? isnt L3 most likely to reoffend? These crazy nasty people are snatching kids of the street like foxes in a chicken coop. This girls LIFE was saved.

  • Joe Camel

    Unbelievable, we're spending our resources for every pet project a elected official, but we can't keep those who are a threat to society under lock and key? This is one time where it would of been nice had the police shown up a little later then sooner with the coroner instead of the patty wagon.

    • colleen

      where the hell did you read that in this story ??? WTF- why even say something like that, is it a desire for attention??? NO WHERE does it mention the 3 people were even under threat of prosecution, do you make stuff up all the time or is this something in your little fantasy world?? YOU ARE PATHETIC

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