A 34-year-old man from Tukwila is now in custody for posing as a ride-share driver in Ballard and sexually assaulting a woman in December.
According to KIRO 7, the man turned himself in after police released photos of the man in an attempt to locate him. A family member recognized him, which prompted the man to turn himself in.
The incident happened on Dec. 16, 2018, when the woman was at a bar on the 5100 block of Ballard Ave. A friend reportedly ordered the ride for her, and she got into a car with the suspect, who claimed to be her driver. He then drove to White Center, where he sexually assaulted her.
She reported the crime shortly after, but detectives had exhausted their leads prior to releasing surveillance footage of the man, which was taken from the woman’s home in White Center after the rape occurred.
The man is now being held in King County Jail.
Surveillance photo from King County Sheriff’s Office