Vashon man charged with sexual assault

The man allegedly assaulted a woman at a Vashon home where both he and the woman were present.

A 43-year-old Vashon man was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, on Nov. 16, after he allegedly assaulted a 19-year-old woman at a Vashon Island home where both he and the woman were present.

Luciano Alvarado-Fuentes, who according to the documents and local sources goes by the first name of Freddy or Fredy, was released on Nov. 13 after pleading not guilty and posting $30,000 bail, according to charging documents. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office had sought a bail amount of $75,000.

In addition to bail, the State requested that the court enter a sexual assault protection order protecting the victim. This type of order can require an alleged perpetrator to stay away from the victim or places where the victim works or lives and have no further contact with the victim.

According to the charging documents, the assault took place on the evening of Nov. 12 at Alvarado-Fuentes’ home on the north end of the island. Charging papers said the assault began after the victim was awakened from sleep.

Alvarado-Fuentes, who works as a landscaper on Vashon, does not appear to have a criminal record, according to a document filed by the prosecutor. His next court date is a case-setting hearing, scheduled for Dec. 14 in the King County Courthouse.

On Dec. 7, The Beachcomber spoke by phone to Alvarado-Fuentes’ lawyer, Brett Purtzer, who said he had no comment on the case at the time.

Note: This article is updated from the version published in the Dec. 9 print edition of The Beachcomber, to indicate that Alvarado-Fuentes’ lawyer, Brett Purtzer, returned a phone call from the newspaper’s reporter after the newspaper went to press.

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