Bail $100,000 for attempted rape suspect
By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News Times Assistant editor
October 21, 2008 · 5:21 PM
A 27-year-old man accused of trying to rape his ex-girlfriend at her Langley home is being held in jail on $100,000 bail, court documents state.
Prosecutors charged David Solis of Everett in Island County Superior Court Oct. 8 with burglary in the first degree with sexual motivation, harassment and attempted rape in the second degree. All the charges are considered domestic violence related.
Solis pleaded not guilty Oct. 13.
The 19-year-old victim claimed Solis attacked her after he dropped off their 3-year-old daughter at the woman’s unit in the Saratoga Creek Apartments, according to a report by Langley Police Officer Randy Heston.
In a statement to police, the woman reported that she talked with Solis briefly and had turned around to grab her cellular phone when he suddenly pushed her into a bathroom. He unzipped his pants, pushed her to the floor and grabbed at her pants, the document states.
The woman punched him in the face twice. He slammed her face into the bathtub splashguard and broke it, the report states. Solis finally left the bathroom when the toddler knocked on the door. He then took her cellular phone and threatened to kill her if she called the cops, Heston wrote.
The police found Solis in a neighboring apartment. He claimed he didn’t lay a hand on the woman and that he had entered the apartment with her permission. He said she was “acting weird” before she punched him out of the blue, the report states.
If convicted of the charges, Solis could face more than eight years in prison under the standard sentencing range.Contact Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Jessie Stensland at email@example.com or 360.675.6611 ext. 5056.