CAPTURED: Kirkland suspect accused of raping multiple young girls arrested in Malaysia

Scott Barry Uchida, 38, of Seattle, Washington, was detained on April 21, 2021, without incident in Kepong, Malaysia, by Royal Malaysia Police, announced Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Donald M. Voiret of the Seattle Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Kirkland Police have confirmed that the tip that resulted in Uchida’s arrest came as a result of Washington's Most Wanted follower who provided the information that helped locate him in Malaysia. Kirkland Investigators worked tirelessly with the FBI to locate and arrange for extradition back to the United States. Uchida is Washington’s Most Wanted capture #1216 thanks to tips from our viewers. Uchida was wanted for second degree rape, second degree rape of a child, promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, and third degree rape of a child in King County.

New evidence leads to dismissed rape charge for Kirkland man

Rape, kidnapping and assault charges filed against a Kirkland man have been dropped by King County prosecutors after a police detective found evidence on the man’s cellphone that led investigators to believe his sexual encounter with a young Tacoma woman was consensual.