A man who grabbed three women joggers and pushed his face into their buttocks in Seattle's Lincoln Park pleaded guilty Monday.
A Seattle man pleaded guilty Monday to grabbing three women who were jogging in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park.
King County prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe said 47-year-old Duane Starkenburg pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault with sexual motivation. The attacks took place in 2010 and 2011.
In each case, Donohoe said the attacker would grab a female jogger and push his face into the victim’s buttocks. Starkenburg initially claimed he had simply slipped and fallen.
He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of second-degree child molestation in an assault about 10 years ago on a girl who was then 9 or 10. That case was recently reported.
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Prosecutors will recommend more than 9 ½ years in prison when Starkenburg is sentenced April 13.