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Omar Abdelbadie, Univ. of Washington neurobiology student, accused of raping girl, 12

Omar Abdelbadie KIRO

Omar Abdelbadie
KIRO
(CBS/AP) SEATTLE - A 22-year-old University of Washington senior is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl he met in Seattle's University District.

Court documents say Omar Abdelbadie, who is on the  University's dean's list, saw the girl walking on "The Ave" Sunday and talked to her because she was dressed provocatively.

According to CBS affiliate KIRO-TV, the victim told investigators that she disclosed her age to Abdelbadie.

They allegedly smoked marijuana and had sex at his apartment.

The station reports that according to Washington State law, sexual intercourse between a 22-year-old and a 12-year-old is considered second-degree child rape.

The girl was a runaway who had been reported missing by her guardian. Someone who saw them together called police Monday, and Abdelbadie was arrested. 

KIRO reports he had a bail hearing Tuesday. His lawyer asked for him to be released because he has exams and other steps to complete to graduate.

The judge set bail at $100,000 and referred to him as "a risk to the community," according to KIRO.

According to the University of Washington's website, Abdelbadie was born in Egypt, has been living in Bellevue, Wash. for the last 8 years, and is majoring in neurobiology and minoring in Japanese.


  • Crimesider Staff

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