A Cheney man has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for raping and molesting children.
William D. Hargrove, 48, was convicted of first- and second-degree child rape and first- and second-degree child molestation after a bench trial last week before Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt.
Hargrove was accused of raping two girls for most of their childhoods. One reported knife-point attacks, according to court documents.
Cheney police were alerted to the abuse in August 2008.
Hargrove was sentenced Monday to 210 months in prison. He must undergo a sexual deviance assessment before he's released, which could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.