Sirens & Gavels

Police: Man drugged woman before rape

A 20-year-old Spokane man is accused of drugging a woman, then raping her after a church function last fall.

Adric T. Watson is in jail on $10,000 bond after appearing in Spokane County Superior Court Monday on one count- of second-degree rape.

Watson turned himself in to police Friday in connection with the alleged incident on Nov. 14.

Watson reportedly told detectives he'd given the 19-year-old woman sleeping pills before he had sex with her, Deputy Prosecutor Sharon Hedlund said.

Watson and the alleged victim met at an event through Lighthouse ministries before they went to a friend's home in the 300 block of East Crown, where the woman said Watson raped her as she slept.

The woman underwent a sexual assault examination at a local hospital, where she also was interviewed by detectives.

"This is a serious, violent offense," Hedlund said. "He's looking at a lengthy prison sentence."

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