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Bothell police ask for help in finding sexual assault suspect

Bothell police are hoping someone recognizes the man in this surveillance camera photo, a suspect in a sexual assault that happened in the Snohomish County portion of the city.  - Provided by Bothell Police
Bothell police are hoping someone recognizes the man in this surveillance camera photo, a suspect in a sexual assault that happened in the Snohomish County portion of the city.
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The Bothell Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 49 year-old woman in Bothell.

According to Bothell Police Public Information Officer Capt. Denise Langford, the suspect originally met the woman while she waited at a bus stop in Everett during evening hours on January 31, 2010.

Again, according to Langford in a released statement, the victim rode in the suspect's vehicle to the Snohomish County portion of Bothell and they stopped to make a purchase at a convenience store. The suspect was recorded on the store's video surveillance camera. Police allege that shortly after visiting the convenience store, the suspect sexually assaulted the woman inside the vehicle. Officials further stated the victim attempted to phone 911 and the suspect dragged her out of the vehicle by her hair and drove away.

The suspect is described as an Asian male in his mid-20s, approximately 5'9", 150 pounds, with shoulder length dark hair.

The suspect vehicle was described as a small, two-door passenger vehicle, white in color.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bothell Police Department tip line at 425-487-5551. You can also provide your tips online on the city's Web site at www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

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