In January 2022, Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit received information from the Everett (Washington) Police Department about an ongoing sexual assault investigation involving multiple victims. In October 2021, detectives with the Everett Police Department arrested 35-year-old Christian Sayre. As their investigation continued, they learned Sayre had over 20 victims in Washington state.
Sayre owns the Anchor Pub in Everett and many of the victims, both male and female, reported going to the Anchor Pub, having a few drinks, and then blacking out. Upon waking up, the victims believed they had been sexually assaulted.
Everett Police detectives executed a warrant on Sayre’s home and business and uncovered additional evidence linking him to victims in Washington County, Oregon. Sayre grew up in Washington County and attended Century High School and Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus. Sayre also lived in multiple other states.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified multiple victims in Oregon, dating back to 2002. Based on the evidence in this case, detectives strongly believe there are additional victims.
Tonight, Everett Police detectives arrested Mr. Sayre on additional charges. Mr. Sayre is currently in custody in the Snohomish County Jail (Washington) with bail set at $1 million. Criminal charges in Oregon are pending.
Anyone who may have been a victim in Oregon or anyone with any information about these crimes in Oregon is asked to contact investigators at 503-846-2700. Anyone with information related to crimes in Everett, Washington is asked to call the Everett Police Department Tip Line at 425-257-8450.
The Everett Police Department is expected to post a media release soon at everettwa.gov/EPDNews.
Members of the Violent Crimes Unit are called upon to investigate serious violent crimes such as homicides, suspicious deaths, adult sexual assaults, kidnappings, robberies, extortion, serious assaults, elder abuse, and missing persons.