Stories tagged: child molestation
Sat., May 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
State employee suspected of molesting, raping children
A state Department of Social and Health Service worker whose job involved investigating child abuse and neglect has been arrested on suspicion of molesting or raping multiple children.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
State Senate bill would end time limit on prosecuting child rape
Victims of child molestation and child rape would not run out of time before their assailants can be prosecuted, under a bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors
A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Bremerton man gets 5 years to life for child molestation
A 26-year-old Bremerton man has been sentenced to a minimum of over five years after pleading guilty to child molestation.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Washington man faces 4 child molestation charges
A Washington man is suspected of multiple counts of child molestation.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Everett fighting inmate’s request for bikini barista videos
The city of Everett is suing to block a prison inmate’s request for copies of surveillance videos of bikini baristas.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Former Civic Theatre actor sent to prison for child molestation
A former Spokane Civic Theatre actor was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday for molesting a teen he met through the theater group.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says
A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Local actor pleads guilty to molesting teen he met through Spokane Civic Theatre
A Spokane man who has appeared on the Spokane Civic Theatre stage several times recently pleaded guilty to molesting a teenage boy he met through the theater.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Former instructor sentenced in assault of teen
A former Wenatchee School District instructor must serve 216 hours of community service and is barred from reentering school facilities after pleading guilty to assaulting an ex-student.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Former principal Todd Bender sentenced in child molestation case
Former Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender will spend 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke III ruled Friday …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Judge orders Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky gets appeals hearing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
Former Ferris assistant principal pleads guilty to child molestation to avoid long prison term
Former Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender pleaded guilty to child molestation charges Thursday in order to avoid an additional three years in prison if an additional charge had …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
Former Ferris High School assistant principal to plead guilty to child molestation
The former assistant principal at Ferris High School will plead guilty to child molestation charges Thursday, his attorney confirmed.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
CdA trucker pleads guilty to molesting seven boys
A Coeur d’Alene long-haul truck driver pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14. Kevin Gerard Sloniker faces a prison term of up to …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
More details emerge on child molestation allegations against road rage suspect
Court documents released Wednesday reveal new details about the child molestation charges filed against road rage suspect Jason R. Hoy and his wife, Kellie R. Hoy.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
Road rage suspect charged with child molestation
Jason R. Hoy, a convicted felon facing several assault charges for allegedly ramming several different cars in downtown Spokane Saturday, has been charged with two counts of child molestation.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 6:43 p.m.
Accused child molester Kevin Sloniker also faces child porn charges
A long-haul truck driver from Coeur d’Alene who faces charges of molesting underage boys also will be charged with producing, possessing and distributing child pornography.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 4:33 p.m.
Former Ferris High School assistant principal back in jail
Todd Bender, the former Ferris High School assistant principal accused of molesting a teenage boy in 2011, is back in jail on a charge of violating a no-contact order.
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 7:41 a.m.
Ferris asst. principal posts bond in child molestation case
A Ferris High School assistant principal accused of child molestation spent four hours in jail Tuesday night before posting bond.
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014
Ferris vice principal charged with child molestation
Ferris High School Assistant Principal Todd Bender acknowledged having sexual contact with a teenage boy but told investigators the teen initiated the interactions, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Bender …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 14, 2014, 12:18 p.m.
Ferris asst. principal charged with molestation
Ferris High School assistant principal Todd Bender admitted to having sexual contact with a teenage boy but said the teen initiated the interactions, according to court documents.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Ferris assistant principal investigated for child molestation
A Ferris High School assistant principal is under investigation for child molestation.
UPDATED: Mon., May 12, 2014, 3:55 p.m.
Sheriff: Davenport bus driver arrested on sex crime charges
Daniel Abell is in custody of the Lincoln County Jail facing charges of sex crimes against a child. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged crimes did not take …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Plea deal avoids jail, sexual offender status
A Spokane man won’t have to register as a sex offender or serve any time behind bars under a plea deal after being charged with molesting a disabled 14-year-old boy. …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, 3:52 p.m.
Convicted child molester receives life in prison without parole
A man convicted of molesting a 5-year-old girl at a NorthTown Mall was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, 1:22 p.m.
Man wanted for child molestation at large two years after incident
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department reminded the community today that a man accused of molesting a little girl is still at large, two years after the original incident.
Wed., July 17, 2013
Child abuse suspect arrested
A global search led the FBI to the Republic of Georgia to apprehend a Spokane man wanted on felony charges of child molestation. Charles A. Fletcher, 60, was found in …
Tue., July 2, 2013, 4:44 p.m.
Abuse victim sues Spokane and Yakima Dioceses
A man filed a lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday against the Catholic Diocese of Yakima and the Diocese of Spokane. The suit claims child abuse by a …