Search on for attempted rape suspect in Covington

Search on for attempted rape suspect in Covington
COVINGTON, Wash. -- King County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected in an attempted rape of a woman.

The man is sought in connection with an incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 18 near a bus stop at SE 267th and Timberlane Way SE.

Investigators said a woman in her late 30s was walking down the sidewalk when a man came up on her from behind, pressed a metal object into her back and forced her toward several trees. The man uttered the word "sex" in the woman's ear before breaking into "broken Spanish," according to deputies.

The woman managed to knock the unidentified metal object out of his hand, deputies said, then kicked him and scratched his face. She managed to get away, but did suffer a large cut on her hand.

The suspected attacker is described as a man between 28 and 30 years old. He is said to be approximately 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He has a beard, and his left eyebrow is pierced. He was last seen wearing a long white spike-style earrings and a black doo-rag.

Anyone with information on the man's identity or whereabouts is urged to call 206-296-3311 and reference case number12-268229.