The woman called 911 around 6 a.m. telling dispatchers a man had come to the door of the west Olympia group home where she worked around 2:15 a.m. and asked to be let in to work with her. The woman recognized the man as a previous employee of the group home and let him inside.
But a short time later, the man pulled into the woman into the garage, attacked her and then tied her up, police said. After running back into the home to steal a small amount of cash, the man returned, put the woman in a car and drove to a remote site off Ensign Road where he raped her, police said.
The woman eventually managed to escape and call police for help. She was taken to St. Peter's Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, then released.
Detectives were able to identify their suspect as 24-year-old Colin T. McCullough and arrested him at his home later on Sunday. McCullough has been booked into the Thurston County Jail for investigation of first degree kidnapping, rape and robbery.