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Man arrested for series of lurings in Spokane Valley

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's detectives have arrested 1 man they believe is behind a string of luring incidents in Spokane Valley. Detectives say 38-year-old Konstantin Sergienko could be dangerous, and they worked hard to keep him off the streets.

The luring incidents started September 5 in the 13300 block of East Mission. A woman there tells police a man approached her at a bus stop. She says he asked her if she wanted a ride, then threatened to drag her into his car. She says he finally started backing off when another man at the bus stop noticed what was happening.

The second incident was just 4 days later, September 9. It happened at E. Mission and N. Adams, about a mile away from the first location. According to court documents, a 13-year-old girl was waiting for her school bus. She says a man pulled up in a red SUV and asked if she wanted to drive his car. She said no multiple times, and then her bus showed up and she safely boarded.

The third and final incident was October 3. It happened in the 13300 block of East Broadway, within a mile of the first 2 incidents. Court docs show a 15-year-old girl was walking to school when a man pulled into the parking lot in front of her. He asked if she wanted a ride, she said no, and then quickly left.

Each of the 3 victims gave a similar suspect description and 2 of the 3 gave a similar vehicle description, including that the suspect had a heavy accent. A detective assigned to the case says he was aware of the suspect and vehicle description when he responded to a call at a gas station on October 14. The gas station owner says a man, later identified as Sergienko, had pumped gas and was refusing to pay.

2 of the 3 victims later picked out Sergienko from a photo line-up, which gave detectives cause to arrest him. During his post-arrest interview, court documents say that Sergienko admitted to offering girls rides.

Sergienko is no stranger to law enforcement. He's been arrested multiple times. And deputies said that Sergienko is also being charged with 2nd degree kidnapping with sexual motivation stemming from an incident that took place in 2013.


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