By Jack Mayne
The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, with indecent liberties in the molestation of 14-year-old Burien girl on June 25 at a Burien apartment complex.
Diaz-Garcia has also been charged with assault for a separate incident that occurred at the same complex on same day. Both victims look similar and both victims did not know Diaz-Garcia.
Diaz-Garcia remains in King County Jail with bail set at $100,000, and is charged with second-degree rape and assault.
King County Sheriffâ€™s Office reports say that Diaz-Garcia â€œapproachedâ€ the girl â€œand sexually assaulted her. The victim screamed and yelled and the defendant ran off.â€
But deputies say he was not done, and â€œwent to a neighboring complex and brutally attacked and raped another young girl.â€
The prosecutorâ€™s office says it is â€œextremely concerned for the defendantâ€™s brazen, bold, and violent behavior towards young women.â€
Charges say the attack was quite brutal â€“ the victim was left with a bloody head, missing teeth, and only wearing her tank top. Her right ear was torn and dangling, she had damaged/missing front teeth, numerous cuts on her head, and her upper lip was torn. She was bleeding from multiple head injuries and was unable to talk, and was transported to Harborview.
The prosecutor wants the court to issue a â€œsexual assault protection orderâ€ for the two victims and a no contact order for Diaz-Garcia to have no contact with any minor, said the charges filed on July 18.
Some residents believe Diaz-Garcia is illegally in this country. He was identified as an illegal in a Fox News story, but the King County Sheriffâ€™s Office does not ask under their policy not to inquire about immigration status.
Since he is jailed, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may take him into custody under a federal warrant, likely only after his local case is completed. He could be deported after any conviction in this or another case.