Charge: Man assaulted dancer at strip club

Aragu Alemayehu, 34, was most recently accused of attempted rape at a Lake Forest Park strip club.

SEATTLE, WA – A man who pleaded guilty in February to groping a woman at the Seattle Women’s March is now being accused of attempting to sexually assault a dancer at a Lake Forest Park strip club, according to the Seattle P-I.

Aragu Alemayehu, 34, allegedly grabbed the dancer and tried to assault her in a private room at the Deja Vu club along Bothell Way in Lake Forest Park, according to the P-I. The dancer was able to get away and strip club employees held Alemayehu at the club until police arrived. Alemayehu is being held in jail on a $1 million bond on a charge of indecent liberties.

According to Seattle Municipal Court records, Alemayehu pleaded guilty in February to a charge of assault with sexual motivation. The P-I reported that Alemayehu grabbed a woman’s vagina at the Seattle Women’s March.

Alemayehu has also pleaded guilty to an assault charge for an incident that occurred in May, according to court records. The P-I reported that, if convicted, the Deja Vu incident could count as a third strike under Washington’s persistent offender law, which carries the penalty of life in prison. (Read More)