TACOMA: Employee of retirement home accused in attack

February 11, 2014 

A new employee at a Tacoma retirement community locked a co-worker in a resident’s bathroom late Friday and sexually assaulted her, according to court documents.

Ian Muigai, 26, pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree attempted rape, indecent liberties and unlawful imprisonment.

Pierce County prosecutors said Muigai met the 19-year-old victim the day before the alleged assault. Police were called to the retirement community in the 1700 block of East 67th Street after the woman reported the incident.

Muigai admitting kissing a girl but “did not answer when asked why he thought she wanted him to kiss her,” charging papers state.

The teen said she worked with Muigai to help the resident use the restroom and get into bed, but he kept her from leaving the bathroom and tried to force himself on her.

After the alleged attack, charging documents indicate, he sent her text messages apologizing and asking her to keep the incident between them.

stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com

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