Police investigating Bellevue High students for alleged rape of 14-year-old girl at house party

Clyde Hill Police are investigating several Eastside teens after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped at a Yarrow Point house in April.

The victim, an eighth-grader female Bellevue resident, reported the rape to a Clyde Hill officer and was evaluated at Harborview Medical Center on April 3, according to a search warrant affidavit. The warrant was for smartphones, which may contain evidence of the rape.

The two 16-year-olds under investigation for the alleged rape are Bellevue High School students. The incident happened at a large party on April 1. Police believe people at the party took photos of the incident and shared them via Snapchat and text.

A search warrant was filed Monday to secure the phone of a 16-year-old Medina boy that may have evidence of the alleged second-degree rape. The suspect is a junior at Bellevue High School.

According to the investigating officer, Jason Czebotar, he was working the night of the alleged rape and was called for a noise complaint at the Yarrow Point house where the party was being thrown. Yarrow Point contracts police services with Clyde Hill.

Upon arriving, Czebotar said he witnessed between “150 to 200 juveniles in the process of leaving or at the party.” He contacted the person throwing the party and told him to shut it down. Officer Czebotar stopped several groups of youths to make sure they had safe rides home.

“As the juveniles were leaving the house party, I observed the majority of the ones I contacted had been drinking and most were to the point of being intoxicated,” he wrote in the search warrant.

The victim arrived at the party in the presence of several older teens who had picked her up from Downtown Bellevue and she began drinking immediately, according to the warrant. She saw some friends and “continued drinking, and started kissing and dancing with several juvenile males at the party.”

The victim spent the night at the house and woke the next morning to blood on her shoes and a sore abdomen. She believed she had sex the night before but was unsure, the documents continue.

Czebotar wrote of the boy hosting the party, “I believe now [he] had some knowledge of the sexual assault when I contacted him Sunday, but did not say anything to me about it.”

The person who lived at the home told the victim Monday, April 3 she might have been raped at the party. He told her she had been “tag-teamed” by two juvenile males.

According to the victim, the incident had occurred in a bathroom and someone had “Snapchatted” a picture of blood in the bathroom. Her father took her to Harborview that day for an examination. They reported the incident to police after the exam found evidence of intercourse.

According to the victim’s acquaintances, she had gone missing for an hour at the party. She said, “People at the party told her there were not any other eighth-graders there, and were calling her ‘the Legend’ because she was the youngest person at a high school party.”

The victim stated she remembered kissing the two suspects. She recalled they were touching her on the dance floor but she was not really touching them. The victim recalled telling the suspects “when they were dancing she was … ready to lose her virginity that night if they wanted to do it,” but admits she was intoxicated when she made those remarks.

In the morning, seeing the blood on her shoes and feeling abdominal pain, she “”freaked out and was scared at the thought of having sex.” She did not recall if any sort of protection was used.

After getting the medical examination, she said she found out the suspects may have had evidence of the rape on their phones. A third subject may have taken photos as well, according to the warrant. She said she had no clue the photos were being taken.

Officer Czebotar wrote that “I believe [the victim] was mentally incapacitated at the time sexual intercourse occurred,” and she “was not able to reasonably understand the nature or consequences of having sexual intercourse.”

Clyde Hill police said they could not comment on an active and ongoing investigation.

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