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$500,000 bond for CdA rape suspect

A man accused of raping a Coeur d’Alene woman early Saturday remains in jail on $500,000 bond.

Thomas C. Dickerson, 40, appeared before Kootenai County District Judge Scott Wayman on Monday on charges of rape and battery with intent to commit rape.

Dickerson remains in jail on $500,000 bond after appearing before Kootenai County District Judge Scott Wayman on Monday on charges of rape and battery with intent to commit rape.

When asked by Wayman if he wished to comment on his bond amount, Dickerson said: “It doesn’t really matter. This is a bunch of a bull … .” He declined a jailhouse interview.

Dickerson has previous convictions for failing to register as a sex offender in Pierce County, along with convictions for drug and stolen property possession.

But he wasn’t required to register as a sex offender - a plea deal stemming from a debate over the legality of the registry requirment led to his dmissmal.

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