May 6, 2010 in City

Youth center leader accused of child rape


The director of the Spokane Tribe’s youth center is accused of raping a teenage boy during a party in March.

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

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

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

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.

Meghann M. Cuniff

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