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Dog heroically saves woman from attempted rape

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | March 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

Court documents in a case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her King County, Washington apartment said that the woman's dog thwarted the rape attempt.

Police arrested Ralph Young for attempted second-degree rape on Thursday. Police allege that Young went to a female neighbor's apartment earlier this month under the guise of returning borrowed dishes.

When he attempted to kiss her, she told him she was not interested and "didn't want to become a source of tension between Young and his wife" the Seattle Times reported.

Young allegedly then forced her on the bed, removed her clothes and climbed on top of her, according to the statement. Her dogs were in the room with them and "were becoming very agitated by the commotion and started barking at Young," the statement says.

One dog climbed between them and started "nipping at Young" until he got off the woman and left. No other details are provided about the dog.

Police stated that Young denied assaulting the woman, however a judge found probable cause to hold him on investigation of attempted second-degree rape. Court records show Young has been convicted of kidnapping, robbery and indecent liberties in 1995 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Seattle Times reported that court records show his community supervision ended in October last year.

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Comments on this Article

If the accused is found guilty of said crime, every effort should be made to protect the public from such an individual in the future. Considering the past criminal history of the accused, if said individual is found guilty of this crime he has no business being free in the public domain again. In my opinion. An individual of this sort would not be worth the risk to the general public. In my opinion.... The dog involved in breaking up the assault is a hero no matter what breed of dog he is. Good dog and well done.
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