Convicted child rapist assaults protester in Washington

A convicted child rapist was charged with felony assault stemming from violence at an Antifa and left-wing protest in Olympia, Washington on Sunday.

20-year-old Shaelyn A. Reed is accused of striking a man on the head with a baton in front of Olympia City Hall.

Video recorded of the assault shows the victim bleeding profusely from the head.

According to Olympia Police, Reed allegedly disposed of his weapon in a trash can and changed clothes before being arrested. A juvenile was also arrested on misdemeanor assault charges and a third unnamed person is wanted by police.

In 2017, Reed pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a child. He is a registered sex offender in Thurston County, Washington, reports said.

Reed is currently detained and police believe he was also part of a group of rioters who destroyed property at an Antifa and Black Lives Matter protest in Olympia on July 5.