2 men charged with raping girls in Seattle homeless camps

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SEATTLE (AP) — Two men have been charged with raping teenage girls at Seattle’s homeless encampments.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/VvoE1U ) 27-year-old James J.A. Walker was arrested Saturday and charged Thursday with rape of a child he allegedly lured to his tent with the promise of drugs.

He is in jail on $200,000 bail.

Last week, prosecutors charged 47-year-old Nghia Nguyen, a homeless man known by the name “Asian Mike,” with raping a 16-year-old girl from New Jersey.

Charging documents say when detectives found her in Nguyen’s tent near a highway overpass, she told them about the now-14-year-old from Idaho who had allegedly been raped by Walker.

Detectives say they found the 14-year-old walking along Airport Way South on Jan. 26 and that she said she had been raped and sexually exploited by several men at three homeless encampments.

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