Mount Vernon, WA- A 38-year-old Mount Vernon woman has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Rape of a Child and 1st Degree Incest, after a 10-year-old child related to her, told a family member, that the woman had sexually assaulted him.
According to a Probable Cause Affidavit of Arrest filed in Skagit County Superior Court, the child told an adult relative in August that the woman pinned him down and performed several sex acts on him. The adult relative then confronted the woman and a verbal argument ensued, leading to a physical assault. The adult relative attempted to call Law Enforcement and the 38-year-old woman allegedly ripped the phone out of the relatives’ hands. According to court documents, the child ended up finding a different phone and called 9-1-1 and the 38-year-old woman allegedly ripped the phone out of the child’s hand. Due to the 9-1-1 call, Law Enforcement responded to the Mount Vernon home.
During the course of the interview of all parties involved, it was determined that Law Enforcement had probable cause to arrest the 38-year-old Woman on Suspicion of two counts of Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence and Interfering with the reporting of Domestic Violence. The woman was booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center in Mount Vernon at that time and Detectives were then called to further investigate the Sexual Assault complaint.
During the course of the Sexual Assault investigation, which included A child forensic interview as well as a sexual assault examination, Detectives were able to obtain DNA evidence from the child. They also applied for and were granted a search warrant to obtain DNA swabs from the 38-year-old woman. The DNA from both parties was sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab for analysis and comparison. The results led Detectives to issue an arrest warrant for the woman.
The woman was arrested on a Felony Arrest Warrant and booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center in Mount Vernon on January 4th, 2022. She is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bail for two Counts of Rape of a Child 1st Degree, Two counts of Incest 1st Degree and Two Counts of Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence.
Please note: Skagit Breaking does not name the suspect in this article to protect the identity of the victim. She is also considered “Innocent until proven guilty is a court of law.”
Reference Case: 21-M13840
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