Burien, WA – I love it when criminals are also morons. 17-year-old Chris Lito, a student at my alma mater, Highline High School, is one such moron, thankfully. I still live here and shudder at the thought of this creep wandering our streets.
It was about 1:00 in the afternoon when the 16 year old victim was making her way to the local transit center. As she passed through an alley (directly behind the last house I rented!), she was reportedly accosted by Lito, who promptly dragged her into a secluded stairway. Police say he then began viciously beating her. When beating her didn’t work, he choked her until blackout. When choking her didn’t work, he threatened her with a brick he had picked up, holding it over her head. All the while, this sick fuck was trying to force her pants down as she struggled.
But this tenacious young gal wasn’t about to go out like that. Despite the violent assault she was suffering, she still managed to get out a scream that was loud enough to cause Lito to drop the brick and run. A near-by resident hearing the struggle had already called police, though. I didn’t know many of my neighbors during my short stint in that neighborhood, but I’m glad to know at least one of them is a decent human being.
Here’s the best part: Lito was arrested nearby, and when he arrived at the police station, his hands were bloody, his clothes were disheveled and the condom was still hanging on his undoubtedly insufficient little peener. In a laughable attempt at a defense, Lito swore that it was the victim that had forced him into the stairwell and wouldn’t let him leave. When the detective asked Lito if he’d believe that story if someone else had told it, Lito replied, “No.”
Lito remains in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail and has been charged – as an adult – with attempted first-degree rape. And I’m okay with that.Tags: assault and battery, Attempted Rape, Chris Lito