Teen charged for raping jogger had similar prior charge

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Court documents say a teen accused of raping a female jogger in Yakima was charged with attempting to a rape a second woman earlier this year.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Thursday that charges against the 16-year-old for attempting to rape a woman in May were dropped because of lack of evidence.

The teen is not being named because he is a minor.

The teen has been charged for raping a 19-year-old jogger in November.

In the latest case against the teen, the jogger says she was attacked, choked and dragged a short distance before being sexually assaulted.

Prosecutors seek to have him tried as an adult.

A decision is expected to be made at a February hearing.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com