Suspect in attacks put face in women's buttocks


#1

The man accused of assaulting women in a West Seattle park intentionally grabbed women from behind and planted his face in their buttocks, according to police.
In one of the incidents, the victim told police the suspect apologized and said the fall was accidental. She wasn’t convinced.
That man, Duane Starkenburg, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor assault for the most recent case, at Lincoln Park. He had a bail hearing for two other cases – one on Aug. 11 and another on Dec. 15 – but had not been charged in either incident.
His parents posted his bail of $150,000 Thursday, and Starkenburg was released, telling reporters that he is innocent.
“It’s not like I’m this guy who puts on makeup and is running around attacking women,” he told The Seattle Times.
In an interview with police Tuesday, Starkenburg allegedly said “he goes to the park everyday to watch women run as he likes to watch them ‘jiggle and bounce,’” Detective Leslie Smith wrote in a probable cause document.
“It’s not like I drag the women into the bushes and rape them,” Starkenburg allegedly said.
But police say he took indecent liberties. Court documents show he’s a felon who pleaded guilty to a previous assault case from a road rage incident.
Court documents released Thursday show police had the victim in the Dec. 15 case help with a sketch of the suspect. But that sketch was not released publicly.
“Information that detectives develop is usually shared internally, and then externally as the case develops or as circumstances develop,” Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said. In cases of serious injury attacks, police typically release sketches sooner.
Starkenburg pleaded not guilty this to the misdemeanor charge for the Tuesday incident. If he is charged in the other cases, an arraignment – a court hearing where a suspect enters a plea – will likely be scheduled in February.
On Dec. 15, a woman was running with her lhasa apso dog when she noticed a man who appeared out of nowhere, and with her permission patted her dog. She described him to police as “a nice guy but creepy,” and he continued to be around her.
The woman runner, who had been resting when the man first talked to her, thought it was odd the man said he was injured after jogging. He said he was injured while walking up stairs.
When they reached a flat area, the man got behind her. He slid down the woman’s legs to grab her ankles, then went face first onto the ground. The woman reasoned that if he’d fallen, the man would have put his hands out to catch himself, but that didn’t happen, according to court documents. She told police she thought the man was trying to get on top of her.
** “His nose went up in my butt,” she told police. “I was very shocked.”**
That woman told police she saw him again in the park earlier this month and froze. She didn’t call police, but said he wore the same outfit: black pants and a blue hoody. On Wednesday, the woman identified the man as Starkenburg.
In the Aug. 11 case, another woman said she was running with her whippet dog in Lincoln Park about 9 a.m. when a man stopped to let her pass. When they were near the bottom of a trail on a downgrade, the man fell and planted his face in her buttocks.
The man asked if she was OK, but the woman felt violated, told detectives she thought it was deliberate and ran away with her heart pounding, police said.
She also had no doubt the man was Starkenburg after viewing a police lineup, according to court documents.
About 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, a 27-year-old woman was running on the waterfront trail in Lincoln Park when police say she was grabbed from behind.
After the woman broke free, the suspect fled east through the park toward Fauntleroy Avenue Southwest. Starkenburg was arrested as he tried to cross that street, and police say the victim identified him as the man who attacked her.
Starkenburg said he fell in that case and has pleaded not guilty in that case.
After his arrest, court documents show Starkenburg also claimed he slipped and fell in a December case.

Police: Suspect in attacks put face in women’s buttocks


#2

I’d have to be pretty shit faced to do something like that.


#3

Jesus Christ, stop being such a pun brown-noser.


#4

I heard about this on the local radio the other day here in Seattle. A few years ago, a guy in Seattle kept “accidently” falling face first into women’s bosoms lol…connection?


#5

No pics of any of these asses?

Story failure.


#6

I saw this on the news. What can he say…he’s an ass man. :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

I’m sure Million would approve.


#8

Stop being so butt hurt and just face the fact that I beat you to it.


#9

He was just trying to make a booty call


#10

The guy’s parents had to pay out the ass to get him out this situation. He’s basically assed out now.


#11

You’re just full of stories aren’t you Marine xD


#12

It’s Fishjie. I’m sure of it. He is trying to win the Million award.


#13

That’s rather cheeky for someone possessing such a fecal dispositon.


#14

Dude is seriously shit out of luck.

Also, how fucking huge are these asses that a dude can literally have his face fall into?

AW and kzoh need to relocate, imo.

As I see it.


#15

dont be anal about the situation, these comments do not rectify the problem


#16

People need to stop falling for shit like this, and talking out of their asses.

As I see it.


#17

I love he just plans to get away by saying he slipped into girl’s asses everytime like a get-out-jail free card.


#18

Not to be an ass, but this is something I can get behind so long as law enforcement don’t rear it’s ugly head, then I’d have to back off.

But rear talk, this guy has problems. Here’s video of him (it’s at the bottom of the page.)


#19

butt out bro


#20

What a bitch for pressing chargers. why couldnt she just turn the other cheek?