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Rapist gets 6 years for Dec. ‘08 attack

A 22-year-old Spokane man will serve more than six years in prison for raping a woman more than a year ago.

Brandon S. Coristine was sentenced to 78 months in prison last week after a jury of five women and seven men convicted him Jan. 19 of second-degree rape.

Coristine raped a woman who was passed out drunk at his home at 2304 W. Broadway Ave. on Dec. 7, 2008.

The woman was renting a room at the home, according to court documents.
Charges were filed on Aug. 31, after the Washington State Patrol crime lab confirmed Coristine’s DNA, according to court documents.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price, who presided over the four-day jury trial, sentenced Coristine last Wednesday.

Coristine was credited for 94 days served in Spokane County Jail and was ordered to pay $250 restitution.

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