FOLLOWUP: Delridge sexual-assault suspect charged in two attacks, described as escaped felon

We finally have confirmation about the identity and status of the 18-year-old suspect in the August 15th Delridge sexual assault. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Javyantre C. Sin today in two attacks, including that one, and the charging documents reveal he was an escapee from a facility where he was supposed to be still serving time for robbery.

The first attack happened the afternoon of August 6th at Southcenter Mall; the victim is a 16-year-old who works at the mall and told police she was on the roof reading before her shift, when she was attacked, raped at gunpoint, and robbed. That was nine days before the Delridge attack. The charging documents say Tukwila Police circulated security-video images of the attacker and that someone matched it to a social-media post in Burien showing images of a prowler in their garage hours earlier. (Added: Here are the images Tukwila PD circulated, showing Sin leaving the mall-attack scene on a scooter:)

Someone commented on the Burien post identifying the image as Sin and providing his Burien-area address. Police subsequently started looking for him. That address led to a vacant residence; they also discovered that Sin’s mother lived in North Delridge. Then Tukwila investigators found out about the August 15th attack here, and matched their images with security video provided by a resident in the area. They traced him to Everett, where he was arrested, by using information in records from one of his social-media accounts, which they obtained with a search warrant. Last Friday evening, South King County SWAT surrounded the Everett address – where he apparently had most recently been living – and arrested him when he came outside.

The charging documents say Sin, who turned 18 this past spring, has juvenile felony convictions for second-degree robbery, residential burglary, auto theft, and attempted eluding, The charging documents go into detail of the attacks with which he is now charged, and in the Delridge attack, in addition to sexually assaulting the victim, he is alleged to have beaten her until she lost consciousness. The 26-year-old victim got away after seeing people pass by and biting his finger,

Of note in the charging documents – he was supposed to still be in juvenile custody for another year-plus, serving time for the aforementioned convictions, until he turned 19 1/2. This direct quote from what prosecutors wrote in the papers explains why he was not:

The defendant resided at Naselle Youth Camp – a medium-security facility that is not fenced – until June 2021. Despite the defendant’s criminal history and lack of compliance with court orders, the defendant was deemed eligible by Juvenile Rehabilitation to be transferred to Sunrise Community Facility in Ephrata, WA in June 2021.

On 8/18/2022, I spoke with a Sunrise Community Facility Counselor who informed me that Sunrise Community Facility is a group home that has no fencing and has unlocked doors. The residents are supervised by counselors during their stay. However, the residents are not supervised while they are at work. The residents are also granted passes to go visit their family for up to five days at a time; during the visit the residents are expected to be supervised by their families.

The Counselor informed me that Javyantre Sin arrived at Sunrise Community Center on 6/17/2021 and resided there until 6/21/2022. On 6/21/22, Javyantre Sin and two other residents ran out the unlocked front door of the residence and got into a “getaway car” that quickly drove away.

The counselors at Sunrise Community Facility followed an escape protocol which included alerting local law enforcement about Sin’s escape, seeking information from the defendant’s family, and alerting Greenhill Juvenile Detention Facility, which issued a warrant for Sin’s arrest. The counselor informed me that Sunrise Community Center made no further efforts to locate Javyantre Sin after completion of the protocol and they do not go out looking for him. The protocol does not include notifying the King County Superior Court of the defendant’s escape. Javyantre Sin’s whereabouts have been unknown to Sunrise Community Facility and Juvenile Rehabilitation ever since.

Sin is charged with one count of first-degree rape, one count of indecent liberties, and two counts of first-degree robbery. His bail was set at $750,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment September 1st.

52 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Delridge sexual-assault suspect charged in two attacks, described as escaped felon"

  • Jerry August 24, 2022 (6:27 pm)

    Any idea why just one count of rape?

  • Jerry August 24, 2022 (6:28 pm)

    Also why not assault?  “in addition to sexually assaulting the victim, he is alleged to have beaten her until she lost consciousness”

    • WSB August 24, 2022 (6:35 pm)

      Just actually added that as a P.S. on the previous reply.

      • Jerry August 24, 2022 (7:08 pm)


  • East Coast Cynic August 24, 2022 (6:44 pm)

    Considering this hooligan’s record, why did they send him to what appears to be a juvenile B & B? 

    • WSB August 24, 2022 (7:04 pm)

      Lot of followup questions which I, and I’m sure others, will be asking the Juvenile Rehab department first thing tomorrow,

      Also, I’m going back through the copious amount of information sent by the KCPAO and it should be noted that even before the facility from which he escaped, he was on electronic home monitoring twice and cut off the “bracelet” both times. Yet he still ended up in an unlocked facility.

    • Question Authority August 24, 2022 (9:11 pm)

      Much like the Echo Glen facility on I-90 which had a riot recently that’s not being shared with the public.

      • WSB August 24, 2022 (9:47 pm)

        Was that just a few nights ago? I heard some ongoing chatter on a county channel suggesting a small facility was having some kind of uprising and when no stories seemed to emerge, I thought maybe it was a drill of some kind (ur scanner catches those often).

        • East Coast Cynic August 25, 2022 (7:19 am)

          This appears to be the riot that went down.

          • WSB August 25, 2022 (9:40 am)

            Sounds like it. It was on a frequency that is usually used for Metro Transit police (part of KCSO) which in itself was odd as most departments have their own tactical channels (some of which our scanner also has) but there are no facilities like that in WS so it wasn’t “local” for us (although who knows where the detainees are from, as evidenced here with an escapee from a far-flung facility).

        • Question Authority August 25, 2022 (7:49 am)

          Yes, it involved a large group who had acquired self made weapons and threatened violence upon the staff.  Given the past record of issues there I’m not surprised by the lack of information being shared as it’s bad publicity about the system and flaws.

    • T Rex August 25, 2022 (7:37 am)

      Because it is Western Washington.  I have NEVER seen a state that allows so many repeat offenders be released.  The attitude “everyone deserves a second chance” is bull. There is no fear anymore in any of these aholes who hurt people, burn things down, rape and murder people. It is sickening. 

  • Alki resident August 24, 2022 (7:01 pm)

    So in other words , Sunrise is run by the state and has an open door policy. It’s just a suggestion to stay there and they’re hands are washed of anything that happens once their guest leaves. And you wonder why we have repeat juvenile criminals. I hope to God the judge slams the book at him but it’s Washington so I’m sure he’ll just get a stern talkin to. As for the victims, their lives are completely changed for the rest of their lives and I pray for you. 

    • timewillheal August 24, 2022 (8:03 pm)

      Alki Res, Yes the victims lives are now changed forever…time will heal a little but their lives will never be the same, they’ll go on and work, have families and smile but like me the State of Washington let my rapist off with a slap of the hand back in 1969 when I was only 14 and as far as I know he probably kept doing it.??? and here I am at 66 and still in the back of my mind not wanting to do things alone, I haven’t let it cripple me but you never forget, you go on so you two that this happened to be strong find faith in your life, you did absolutely nothing wrong and hopefully the State will do the right thing. 

      • 935 August 25, 2022 (8:34 am)

        God bless you timewillheal. Your strength and resiliency is a testament to your character. I wish I knew you – and I might.

        You appear to have managed being a victim and created a decent life “after”.

        Kudos to you. Keep that faith strong!

  • StupidInSeattle August 24, 2022 (7:39 pm)

    A 16 year old girl’s life was ruined – there is a special place in hell for men who commit such crimes against defenseless girls.  Too bad the State Government of Washington couldn’t care less and turns them loose to harm again.

    • WSB August 24, 2022 (7:42 pm)

      To be clear:
      Two victims in these charges.
      16-year-old girl in Tukwila
      26-year-old woman in West Seattle

    • Jay West August 25, 2022 (10:32 am)

      This is a huge injury for a 16 year old teen, and maybe worse for the 26 year old, who was also severely beaten, but don’t discount any woman’s potential or worth.  These young women still have bright, promising futures ahead of them, and whole, glorious, lives to look forward to. They are valuable and treasured still. God knows, and can relate to their suffering, and loves them completely, now and forever.

  • WSCurmudgeon August 24, 2022 (8:50 pm)

    Let’s calm down until more facts are reported.   It’s clear serious mistakes were made in assigning the apparent perp for custody and treatment,  presuming he received any during his sentence. 

    The “hair on fire” comments should be ignored, absent evidence from WSB reports.

    • TM7302 August 25, 2022 (2:14 am)

      Easy there WSCurmudgeon…  Talk about “hair on fire” comments, WSB reports are just information. Facts are determined and evidence collected by the police and presented at trial.

    • momosmom August 25, 2022 (7:27 am)

      This guy was posted on another internet site of being caught going into a garage where a family was inside the house and they were warning neighbors to be aware. He stole some items but they did get pics of him and it is the same person as the Tukwila Police pictures, he’s wearing the same clothes, was this before or after the 16 yr old…  Can you imagine what could had happened to the 1 young adult (child) if the parents weren’t home at the time. I also can’t believe the age of this guy, he’s just a kid himself and doing horrible,  things like this, can he be turned around to live a “normal” life?!

    • Alki resident August 25, 2022 (7:39 am)

      A woman was raped violently and you want more facts and for people to calm down. You must be a male. 

      • KM August 25, 2022 (9:42 am)

        Not so sure. If it was a male, they would also include a lot of “tips” for women on “safety” without a hint of irony.

        • WestSeattleBadTakes August 25, 2022 (11:15 am)

          Why you can’t you people speak plainly? What specific “tips” on “safety” do you have concerns with?

          Someone suggested pepper spray recently, is that a problem for you? “All males bad” is super lazy.

      • WestSeattleBadTakes August 25, 2022 (11:21 am)

        If you were paying attention, difficult I know, the poster was speaking about the treatment and manner by which this individual was moved from medium to low security allowing their escape. Not for calm regarding the rape and assault itself.

        But any opportunity to dunk on men and reduce them to rapists or rape apologists. And you wonder why we have these problems?

        • anonyme August 26, 2022 (6:12 am)

          “You people.”  “And you wonder why we have these problems.”  The first comment is dismissively sexist, and the second is a rape apology.  Either it’s your commentary that’s lazy – or you fit into both categories.

          • WestSeattleBadTakes August 26, 2022 (10:15 am)

            “You people” referring to the people with moronic takes.

            ”You wonder why we have these problems” because people with moronic takes, stemming from their inability to properly diagnose societal problems and discuss solutions, are actively working against our ability to resolve these societal problems. How you might ask? By suggesting anyone showing an ounce of nuance is a rape apologist or sexist.

            I am sure you will cling to your statements without any self-reflection. If you are actually serious about rooting this out from our society though, maybe you’ll reconsider.

            I’d laugh if the stakes weren’t so serious.

  • Sadinwestseattle August 25, 2022 (12:32 am)

    Thank you WS Blog for sharing this fundraiser to help the Delridge rape victim. Let’s show up for her, neighbors.

    • Melissa August 25, 2022 (12:11 pm)

      Thank you so much for posting the go fund me here!

      • Mila August 26, 2022 (1:29 pm)

        Why did they keep him at a halfway house. Does the judge get in trouble for this.

  • Disgusted August 25, 2022 (6:03 am)

    18 year old monster, disgusting. I hope he isn’t allowed to taste freedom for a while if ever. So appalled that two rapes and two lives didn’t have to ruin if the state would have adequately punished him for his initial crime. Love that he found shelter at his moms house in north delridge—mom should have reported the escaped felon. When you know better— do better. 

    • WSB August 25, 2022 (10:18 am)

      While the documents note that his mother is an area resident, he was not found there – indications are that he was previously living in a Burien apartment and more recently in the Everett apartment where he was found. However, the scooter on which he was photographed was registered to her.

      • WS Res August 25, 2022 (10:56 am)

        Thanks for the clarification.I’m waiting for folks to apologize for blaming this rape on people living in RVs.

      • Disgusted August 25, 2022 (12:56 pm)

        If his mom is the registered person to that scooter—- she must have had to know her son was using it and not in the facility he was assigned (aka should have reported her son). At the very least—if she is beyond oblivious to her son’s whereabouts she could have reported her scooter stolen. It’s time we stop coddling and being ableists for those that are inclined to commit crimes around us. Parents should parent. Shame on her. 

  • anonyme August 25, 2022 (6:30 am)

    Things can be replaced; the losses incurred during rape are life-changing, lifelong, and ruinous.  As sexual predators can rarely be rehabilitated, we need a better way to control them and to see that they serve the same life sentence as their victims.

  • Disturbed in WS August 25, 2022 (10:02 am)

    I wonder if any doctors or psychiatrists have worked with this boy. It seems strange that he is so violent at such a young age. Perhaps he needs some mental help and to be locked away for a good long while.

  • Jeff August 25, 2022 (10:13 am)

    Where’s the blame on the parents of this child? This kid did a despicable act but kids are still kids and are stupid. The parents weren’t handling this situation. 

  • 1994 August 25, 2022 (11:10 am)

    This young man, if convicted of the charges, sounds like a good candidate for the Special Commitment Center for sexual offenders on McNeil Island.  We need to be kept safe from a guy like this.

    • wscommuter August 25, 2022 (2:51 pm)

      Just to clarify – this knucklehead may well be a candidate for the McNeil Island facility – but that would be after he has completed his prison term.  Offenders sent to McNeil Island are previously-convicted sex offenders who have completed their sentence and then are put through a civil commitment proceeding to determine if they are unsafe to be released and therefore, continue to be incarcerated by being placed at McNeil Island.  Knowing nothing about this guy except what I’ve read here, he is nonetheless looking at a long prison term (Rape 1, Indecent Liberties, Robbery 1 and other charges + firearm enhancements).  I don’t know what KCPO will charge, but I’m pretty sure he’s looking at 15-20 years minimum, unless there is some evidentiary problem with either case.   It won’t be until he finishes that prison time that he’d be considered for McNeil.  

      • Eric1 August 25, 2022 (4:30 pm)

        15-20 years seems awfully short considering that the Washington criminal’s justice system would give Vladimir Putin time off for good behavior. A 30 year old sex offender can still re-offend.  Might I suggest that 60 minutes in a windowless, soundproof room with the father of the 16YO is more appropriate. Hand and ankle cuffs for perp and a dull butter knife for the dad. That should fix any worries about the perp re-offending. A firearm to hold him at gun point during the process for a more realistic experience would be optional.  

        • CAM August 25, 2022 (5:27 pm)

          Eric1- Sounds like you would be a big proponent of Vladimir Putin’s government and it’s tactics. What would your objection be to the state releasing him? 

          • Eric1 August 25, 2022 (7:30 pm)

            LOL CAM. Vladimir only uses underhanded methods to pick on people, like this guy.  I am just saying he should get his due face to face with one of the dads when he is unable to defend himself (I don’t think Vlad is a face to face kind of guy).  If you are wondering why people don’t want him released, you don’t have a daughter do you? 

          • CAM August 26, 2022 (3:42 pm)

            Eric1- The misogyny inherent in your response and the utter lack of awareness of how you are actually harming women and girls with your need to soothe your male ego is disgusting. I don’t need a daughter to be aware of the problems you create with your statements. And I don’t need a daughter to know the damage created by all forms of violence, including sexual aggression in all forms. Women need respect not a return to the days of being kept like property to be defended when male egos are injured. 

        • Jethro Marx August 26, 2022 (1:04 pm)

          Your bluster and chest-pounding about how much you love violence as long as it’s, you know, the right kind is not making you sound brave. Or, really, like a very good Dad.  Daughters need to be loved; none of them need the threats of violence or tired jokes about shotguns and boyfriends. We don’t allow the meting out of cruel and unusual punishment for quite good reasons.  You start out beating up rapists and pretty soon you have mass graves and paranoia.  But now we’re talking about dictators again, what?

  • Odd son August 25, 2022 (4:48 pm)

    We need more serious sentences for juveniles and adults or there will be no end to these crimes.

  • WSCurmudgeon August 25, 2022 (5:33 pm)

    It is always best to read the WSB’s coverage of a story and not engage in speculation, rumor and innuendo. 

    The highly emotional responses to crime stories are understandable, and not useful to understanding and resolving the situation. 

    In responses to this article, it seems especially important not to suggest that the lives of the two young victims are irredeemably damaged. 

    This conclusion is obviously unknowable now.   It is possibly detrimental to the victims or their families and friends who may read the article.

    • CAM August 26, 2022 (3:43 pm)

      Wholeheartedly agree. 

    • anonyme August 27, 2022 (2:50 pm)

      Your comments are the typical minimizing type of rhetoric usually heard from sex offenders themselves, but all too often from their enablers.  And your definition of many of the responses as “highly emotional” is a common sexist dog whistle used to deny, diminish, or stereotype female responses.  It is reasonable to assume based on your characterizations that you have never been raped; if you had, you might be aware that hypervigilance is just one of the lifelong symptoms suffered by victims of rape, and this is not only useful but essential to the understanding and resolution you reference.  I cannot understand why you would believe that denial is a useful tool in addressing this all-too-common crime; there is no “conclusion”.  Nor can I find a comment where anyone claimed that the lives of the victims were “irredeemable”; they may have justifiably claimed ‘irreparable’ damage and you’ve just confused your words.  On the other hand, ‘irredeemable’ might reasonably describe the individuals who commit these crimes, and decades of studies do support that conclusion.

  • Roger Simpson August 25, 2022 (11:53 pm)

    Youth was transferred to the group home in Ephrata because Naselle Youth Camp was closing down Sept 1 2022. Probably had no business being in such a minimal supervised facility. Being a counselor within this system you have no idea the criminal history of these kids before WA Courts assign them any lengthy many slaps on the wrist and alternative sentencing but they remain in the communities committing crimes and altering the lives of innocent people. yes there was a riot this past weekend at Echo Glen children center in Snoqualmie WA where law enforcement was called in to handle given the brevity of the situation.

  • Audifans August 26, 2022 (8:57 am)

    Excellent police work and citizen help. Police can’t stop a felon from raping at gun point (nor can anyone) but they can track them down. This is what the police are for, to go after these creeps.

  • Words matter August 27, 2022 (1:12 pm)

    There are so many crimes against women, sexual and otherwise, that aren’t ever reported and justice never served. It would probably be disturbing to know how many out of every 5 women experience sexual (or other) abuse, rape, abduction, or narrowly escapes one of these situations. Some women may experience all of these mistreatments within their life. As we feel for and help these victims, may we keep in mind the larger collection of victims out there, who are also wounded, and needing care. And thank you to all men who are respectful, caring, and protecting of women in our communities.

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