Sirens & Gavels

Rapist who posed as cop gets 5 years

A Spokane man who posed as a police officer and raped a 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Christopher M. Clough, 30, has been in jail since his arrest last September after a woman told police he sexually assaulted her in Corbin Park after stopping her as she walked on Monroe Street about 1 a.m.

The woman was carrying a cup of alcohol; she told police Clough threatened to arrest her for underage drinking if she didn't have sex with him.

Clough pleaded guilty this week to third-degree rape, unlawful imprisonment and first-degree criminal impersonation.

He was sentenced to 60 months in prison with credit for 264 days served. He's also required to pay $816 restitution.

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