Man accused of raping woman at random in downtown Spokane

Man accused of raping woman at random in downtown Spokane
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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police arrested an 18-year-old man for reportedly raping a woman at random in downtown Spokane.

The alleged sexual assault happened just after 1 a.m. on September 26. The victim told police she was walking her dog near 1st and Division when Ethan Z. Jake approached her.

She said Jake struck up a casual conversation, then tackled and raped her. Police said the victim defended herself, which apparently injured Jake and caused him to flee.

Officers and detectives collected evidence that was consistent with the victim’s statement. Investigators were able to get video footage from the area and identify Jake as the suspect.

Detectives issued a search warrant at his home and recovered items linking him to the crime.

Jake was booked into jail for second-degree rape.