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Seattle Sexual Assault Victims Paying Steep Price for City’s Leftist Policies

'The really heartbreaking part is that in the time that he was released because the case wasn't referred to us yet, there was a second rape that happened... '

(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Seattle’s devotion to woke “defund the police” policies have led to predictable consequences, as the Seattle Police Department is hemorrhaging officers and has had to put cases of rape and sexual assault on the back-burner in order to deal with skyrocketing crime.

In the most recent development, a man has been arrested by Seattle police for raping a pregnant woman less than a week after he was released without charge for another rape, KING-TV reported.

Myron Lee Jacobs, who lives in a homeless encampment, was finally charged on May 5 after he committed rapes on Wednesday, April 25 and Sunday, May 1.

After the first rape, Jacobs was arrested and processed into the King County jail. Because he wasn’t charged within the required 72-hour window, Jacobs was released on April 28.

On May 1, Jacobs allegedly enticed a woman “seven to eight months pregnant” into his tent, gave her an “unknown drug,” and raped her after she had fallen asleep, KING-TV reported.

According to his second victim, Jacobs “knew he could get away with it” because “he was arrested last week for raping another transient female and was released from jail.”

Jacobs has now been charged with second-degree rape, third-degree rape. and unlawful imprisonment.

“The really heartbreaking part is that in the time that he was released because the case wasn’t referred to us yet, there was a second rape that happened,” said Casey McNerthney, a lawyer with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The Seattle Police Department appeared to take responsibility for its lapse in judgment.

“If we had met the 72-hour window to get everything done, that person probably would have still been in jail,” Acting Sergeant Patrick Michaud told KING-TV.

“So that definitely falls on us if it’s not done within the 72 hours, and that’s something that we’ll take full responsibility for if it is a fault of ours or if it was something that we needed to get done,” he continued.

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