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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Alleged Westlake Park groper charged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/23/2014  11:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602


City Attorney Pete Holmes has charged Daryl R. Sharma, birthdate July 6, 1978, of Kirkland with one count of Assault with Sexual Motivation in connection with an Oct. 12 incident in which he allegedly groped a 27-year-woman as she walked into a store near Westlake Park.

The City will ask for $50,000 bail at Sharma’s 10 a.m. Friday arraignment (King County Jail Courtroom 2) because of his 2011 felony Assault with Sexual Motivation conviction and subsequent flight to Oregon.

SPD continues to investigate Sharma for potential assaults on other women.

12A.06.010 Assault.

A. A person is guilty of assault when he or she intentionally assaults another person.

B. The City Attorney may file a special allegation of sexual motivation when the person intentionally assaults another person and one of the purposes for the assault was for the actor's sexual gratification. Such a special allegation must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, with either the court making a finding of fact as to this special allegation if it finds the defendant guilty of assault or, if a jury trial is had, the jury finding a special verdict as to this special allegation if it finds the defendant guilty of assault.

Read the CAO Complaint

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