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Youth Center director accused of child rape

The director of the Spokane Tribe’s Youth Center is accused of raping a teen boy during an alcohol-fueled party in March.

Rodney R. McCoy, 42, appeared in U.S. District Court Wednesday. He’s being held without bail at the Spokane County Jail pending a bail hearing next Monday.

The investigation began when the alleged victim, an inmate at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Medical Lake, told a counselor he’d been sexually abused by “the youth center director” on the Spokane Indian Reservation, according to court documents.

The boy told police he drank beer and hard liquor before McCoy forced him to perform oral sex at McCoy’s home on March 2.

The boy said McCoy was worried about losing his job if minors were caught drinking at his home “but if (the boy) stole it, it was okay,” according to a court documents filed Wednesday.

McCoy told police he was very intoxicated that night but remembered walking in on the boy and another man, then fondling one of them, documents said.


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