The Anchor Pub owner charged with second-degree rape in Everett

The owner of The Anchor Pub is accused of sexually assaulting male and female victims in Everett and Washington County, Oregon.

Editor’s note: The above video of the owner of The Anchor pub being arrested for sexual assault was originally broadcast on October 24, 2021.

EVERETT, Wash. – The owner of an Everett bar has been charged with 10 counts of second-degree rape, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

The Everett Police Department said Friday it arrested the owner of The Anchor Pub and has him jailed in the Snohomish County Jail.

The owner was originally arrested in October 2021 after victims, male and female, said they believed they had been sexually assaulted after visiting the pub. The victims told detectives they had just had a few drinks, passed out and had no memory of what happened next.

In the fall, the owner was released on bail while awaiting charges.

Investigators with the Special Assault Unit issued a search warrant at the pub and the owner’s home in November, which police say unearthed evidence linking the owner to “numerous” sexual assaults.

Everett Police say they have evidence for an additional nine sex crimes cases, but charges could not be filed due to the statute of limitations or some cases where more information was needed.

Investigators also believe there may be other victims in Washington County, Oregon, outside of Portland. KING 5’s sister station, KGW, reports that investigators have identified multiple victims dating back to 2022.

Police said they are also looking into reports of a second male suspect.

Numerous people have previously told KING 5 that The Anchor Pub has been having trouble for years. Several people claimed the owner served excessive amounts of alcohol and then took those customers to his apartment, which is across the street from the bar.

In 2020, a woman told police she went to the tavern with friends and after a few drinks she couldn’t remember the evening. She said she believes the owner and another man sexually assaulted her in the office. A hospital test confirmed there had been sexual contact.

If you have information about these crimes or have been a victim of previous incidents, call the Everett Police Department Hotline at 425-257-8450 or the Washington County, Oregon Police Hotline at 503-846-2700.