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Child molester sentenced to treatment

A Seattle man was sentenced Friday to a treatment alternative for sexually assaulting two girls in February while visiting a family in north Spokane County.

James E. Norby, 67, had pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation.

Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced Norby, who has no prior felony convictions, to the state’s sex offender sentencing alternative, which will include three years of treatment.

Norby he could be sent to prison for life if he fails to comply.

“I’m sorry for what I’ve done,” Norby said. “I don’t know why it happened.”
  

Seattle man accused of local child rape

A Seattle man visiting relatives in Spokane has been arrested for child rape.

James E. Norby, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls while visiting family in north Spokane County.

He was booked into jail Monday on charges of first-degree child rape and first-degree child molestation.

The girls were sleeping when one awoke to Norby “in the act of the sexual assault,” according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

The girls' parents called police. Norby has no prior criminal history in Spokane County.
  

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