Rideshare rape suspect in US illegally

Tukwila man faces charges of posing as rideshare driver, raping woman. (KOMO News file photo)

According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement public affairs officer Tanya Roman, the suspect from a December rape is in the United States illegally.

Israel Ramos-Islas, 34, is accused of posing as a rideshare driver and luring a 27-year-old woman into his car, driving her to White Center where he raped her and then driving her home.

According to King County Sheriff's spokesperson Ryan Abbott, Ramos-Islas is also being investigated for two other similar incidents.

A woman came forward saying Romas-Islas prowled her in August 2018.

Sgt. Abbott said the man picked this woman up within a block of the same bar as the 27-year-old woman.

Abbott said the man dropped her off at home only to come back and try and break-in to her home.

In December, a man claiming to be a rideshare driver approached a woman outside a bar in Fremont and attempted to pick up a woman waiting for a rideshare. The woman declined to go with the man, but investigators believe the man was Ramos-Islas.

Ramos-Islas is being held on $750,000 bail. His arraignment is set for April 22.

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