- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Court documents outlining the case against a man accused of sexually attacking a woman in her King County, Washington, apartment say the woman’s dog nipped at the man until he broke off the attack and left.

The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/nIOKtC) that King County prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe says a judge has found probable cause to hold 52-year-old Ralph Young for investigation of attempted second-degree rape. He’s held on $300,000 bail.

Police allege Young went to a female neighbor’s apartment earlier this month under the guise of returning borrowed dishes. Police say he forced her down on a bed, removed her clothes and tried to assault her.

The statement says that’s when one of her dogs jumped on the bed and “started ‘nipping’ at Young.” The man reportedly abandoned the attack and left. The statement provides no details about the dog.

Police say Young denied assaulting the woman.

Court records show the man was convicted of kidnapping, robbery and indecent liberties in 1995.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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