Coupeville girl, 12, allegedly raped in woods
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
July 3, 2012 · Updated 12:34 PM
An 18-year-old Coupeville student is accused of raping a girl in a woods after she sneaked out of her grandmother’s home to meet him at night, court documents indicate.
Prosecutor charged Sean O’Dell in Island County Superior Court May 23 with the rape of a child in the second degree. He pleaded not guilty earlier this month.
Court documents indicate that the 12-year-old girl and her 13-year-old friend had been hanging out in Coupeville with O’Dell on May 21. The girls made plans to sneak out of their homes that night to meet up with O’Dell, but only the younger girl was able to get out of her home.
O’Dell and the girl walked into a nearby woods where the three of them had spent time together during the day.
The girl told an investigator that O’Dell started kissing her and asked to have sex, but she said she didn’t want to. O’Dell allegedly raped her, even as she told him to stop, started crying and put her hands up to push him away, according to the report by Deputy Chris Peabody with the Coupeville Marshal’s Office.
The girl said O’Dell stopped after she pulled away because of the pain, the report states. He walked her back to her grandmother’s home in silence.
Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.