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Judge sets bail at $150,000 for Tumwater rape suspect

Alfred C. Haro, right, who was arrested Friday on first-degree burglary and second-degree rape charges, appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Monday.
Alfred C. Haro, right, who was arrested Friday on first-degree burglary and second-degree rape charges, appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Monday. Staff writer

A Thurston County Superior Court Judge on Monday set bail at $150,000 for Alfred C. Haro, a Tumwater man who was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree burglary and second-degree rape.

Haro, 44, made his first court appearance Monday before Judge Jim Dixon.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Heather Stone said Haro, in addition to the current charges, has five prior felony convictions for theft- and drug-related charges.

“The state is concerned about community safety,” she said.

But Haro’s public defender, Phil Griffith, took issue with the probable cause statement.

“I don’t want to downplay the serious nature of the allegations, but they are allegations,” he said. “I frankly had a hard time believing that the probable cause statement rose to the level of probable cause.”

Griffith asked for bail of $10,000, but Judge Dixon was unmoved.

“The court will accept the state’s recommendation in its entirety,” he said. He said he was concerned about the seriousness of the allegations and Haro’s lack of ties to the community.

Haro allegedly has spent time in California, Dixon said.

Probable cause documents give the following account:

On June 3, Tumwater police were dispatched to a hotel at 5895 Capitol Blvd. after a 21-year-old woman reported a rape.

She told police that at about 7:30 p.m. she smoked methamphetamine with Haro, the hotel’s maintenance man. He asked to have sex with her, but she turned him down.

After checking that the front door was locked, she went to bed about 12:30 a.m. and then woke up at 3:30 a.m. “with someone having sex with her.” She couldn’t identify the man because it was dark. She tried to pull herself to the head of the bed and was raped again.

She also told police that she was “in and out of consciousness.”

The woman later told police that the only people who have a key to rooms are the maintenance man and the manager, and that her attacker could have been Haro because “it makes sense.”

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