A man loitering behind a Puyallup store Tuesday night mockingly warned a woman she could be raped for being out so late and then pushed her toward a fence and groped her, Pierce County prosecutors allege.
Sean Bagley, 32, was arraigned Friday on charges of second-degree attempted rape and indecent liberties with forcible compulsions. He pleaded not guilty and was held in lieu of $1 million bail.
The attack happened about 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of Fifth Street Southeast.
The woman told police she first encountered Bagley as she walked to the Walmart store to buy food. She said she thought he acted “weird” when he held a lighter out to her as she passed.
When she came out of the store, Bagley asked, “What are you doing out this late, little girl? You know you could get raped,” according to charging papers. He then allegedly fondled her while shoving her toward a fence.
The woman kneed the man and ran back to Walmart for help.
Based on surveillance footage from Walmart, which showed Bagley’s distinctive tattoos, police identified him as the attacker. Bagley was arrested at his Puyallup home later that night but declined to speak with detectives.Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653