Bellevue Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Sexual Assault of Massage Therapist

A Bellevue massage therapist was sexually assaulted at knifepoint Tuesday night by a customer, Bellevue police reported. Police released a sketch of the man on Thursday.

have released a sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault of a massage therapist in Bellevue. 

The Tuesday night by a repeat customer, Bellevue police reported.

The woman, 45, told police that the suspect, a repeat customer at the business, scheduled a massage at the business in the 15200 block of NE 20th Street, started to make sexual advances towards her during the appointment.

According to the police department, when the woman refused his offer, he grew angry, threatened her with a pocket knife and proceeded to sexually assault her. The victim told police she recognized him as being a past client of the business, but his identity is unknown, police said. 

A K9 search of the suspect was conducted but the suspect was not located, police said.  It was unknown if the suspect left on foot or in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as:

Ethnicity: White

Sex: Male

Age:   45/46

Weight: Muscular build

Clothing: Professionally dressed, black pants, white shirt

Other: Black hair, no tattoos

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or Bellevue Police Detective Bob Thompson at 425-452-4871.



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