Sirens & Gavels

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011, 7 A.M.

Spokane man accused of child rape

A Spokane man is accused of raping a young girl

Richard Lee Syers, 40, was arrested on charges of first-degree child molestation and first-degree child rape on Tuesday.

He's accused of assaulting the girl last month. Syers is a friend of the alleged victim's mother.

The girl told police her assailant had large fingers. Syers matches the description - he's 5-foot-11 and 385 pounds.

He's expected in Superior Court today after refusing to go on Wednesday.




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