Deputies seek man in East Bremerton rapes

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who sexually assaulted two 11-year old girls and fought with three other teens Thursday in their East Bremerton home.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-20 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall, with brown hair and stocky build. He was wearing a Mariners baseball cap, a gray sweatshirt pulled over a white T-shirt and dark colored corduroys. He is also described as having a goatee with no mustache. The suspect was carrying a blue Jansport backpack.

KCSO Sgt. Earl Smith said it is not clear whether the man was waiting for the girls in the East 30th Street home or if he followed them in as they arrived home from school.

The incident started at about 2:30 p.m. The suspect forced the girls upstairs and sexually assaulted them and tied them up. A high school aged girl, sister to one of the victims, came home about 5 p.m. and was forced upstairs and tied up. A friend of the third victim came to the house and was also tied up.

Then the girls’ high school aged brother came home, got into a scuffle with the man and was cut. He too was bound.

Smith said the suspect was armed with a knife, but it is not known if he got it from inside the house or brought it with him.

About 5:30 p.m. the children’s stepfather came home, got into a confrontation with the suspect who fled. The stepfather followed the suspect in his car but was unable to apprehend him.

A K-9 unit was called out to track the man but was unable to pick up a trail, Smith said.

KCSO Detectives spent Thursday night sweeping the house for forensic evidence. Samples have been sent to the State Crime Lab for analysis including DNA evidence.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call (360) 337-7111.

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