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A former jail deputy on the Spokane Indian Reservation has been acquitted of accusations that he raped an inmate.
A jury found Clifford Arlen Matherly not guilty of two rape charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Spokane.
Matherly was arrested in June after a grand jury indicted him on charges he raped a woman while she was under his supervision at the Bureau of Indian Affairs jail in May 2008. He was released from jail pending trial.
The acquittal came after a two-day trial.
A former jail deputy on the Spokane Indian Reservation is accused of raping an inmate.
Clifford Arlen Matherly, 35, was arrested at a gas station in Chewelah, Wash., on Monday, according to the FBI.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno ordered Matherly released from Spokane County Jail on Tuesday after he pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment. He’s to report to all court hearings and is prohibited from contacting the alleged victim, who prosecutors say still lives in the community.