YAKIMA, Wash. - A 16-year-old boy charged with raping a woman on the Yakima Greenway could be tried as an adult.
Yakima County prosecutors argued this morning with a judge seeking to move the 16-year-olds case out of juvenile court because of the immensity of the case.
In late November, a 19-year-old woman told police she was jogging on the Yakima Greenway when the suspect choked, dragged and then sexually assaulted her.
After meeting today a county judge agreed to move the hearing to February to allow a developmental disability expert to evaluate the suspect.
Although prosecutors want the boy charged as an adult probation officers are recommending that the case should remain in juvenile court