SEATTLE (AP) – Authorities say a man convicted of raping a Seattle-area woman tracked the victim down and attacked her three days after he was released from jail.
The Seattle Times reports police are looking for 35-year-old Francisco Carranza-Ramirez who is wanted on charges of assault, harassment and intimidating a witness.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was moved to a safe location after she was released from the hospital.
Carranza-Ramirez was ordered to return to Mexico after he was released last week. He was convicted of third-degree rape from the September 2018 attack.
Authorities say Carranza-Ramirez is believed to still be in the White Center area.
The Seattle Times reported:
Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was supposed to board a flight to California and return to his native Mexico on Monday after King County Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps agreed not to impose community custody, or probation, following his release from jail last week, court records show.
Carranza-Ramirez was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault, felony harassment, intimidating a witness and felony violation of a sexual-assault protection order in connection with the attack on the victim, court records show.
The 32-year-old victim, who is partially paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, suffered numerous cuts and bruises, as well as a seizure and concussion after being strangled and struck in the head during the attack just after 9 p.m. Sunday outside her White Center apartment building, the most recent charges say. She told detectives she is terrified of Carranza-Ramirez, a man she didn’t know when he raped her last fall, and is worried he will return to kill her, say the charges.
Abbott, the sheriff’s spokesman, said Tuesday that after the woman was released from the hospital, she was moved along with her 3-year-old son and her service dog to a safe location outside of the White Center area.
Carranza-Ramirez is still at-large at this time. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds with a medium skin tone, brown eyes and long black hair. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this violent felon is urged to immediately call 911.