SEATTLE -- King County prosecutors have charged a suspect in a 2014 sexual assault on a woman walking home in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The victim who asked not to be identified when Q13 News interviewed her said a man tried to drag her into an open and dark parking lot on 2nd Ave.
Detectives say he grabbed her breasts and put his hand down her pants as she fought back. “My main mission was to stay up on my feet. All I could do is go for his face, so I was just punching, scratching and, at some point, my hand got up his nose and I was twisting. I was in full defense mode,” she said.
According to court documents, a DNA sample taken from her finger after she stuck it in the suspect's nostril during the fight identified 35-year-old Jose Luis Tum-Coronado as the suspect. His DNA was collected and entered into CODIS after he was convicted in Georgia for Armed Robbery.
Belltown sexual assault victim recounts attack: ‘All I could do is go for his face’
Prosecutors have charged him with Indecent Liberties and requested a $500,000 bail once he is extradited back to Washington state. He is currently serving a two year sentence in the Central State Prison in Macon, Georgia.
Probable cause documents show that on June 19th, a Seattle Police detective traveled to Georgia to interview Tum-Coronado. The suspect told him he attended Roosevelt High School and worked at the Silver Cloud Hotel in Seattle. He said he often would go into bars located west from the Space Needle.