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Thursday, June 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: Kenneth Putnam vs. Morning Star Boys Ranch


Former ranch director denies abuse allegations

The Rev. Joseph Weitensteiner said Thursday that he would sometimes get angry during his 52-year career at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, but that he “never, never” sexually abused the boys …


Lawyer refutes payoff claim

A former attorney for Morning Star Boys’ Ranch rebutted the testimony of a witness who said the ranch’s former director paid him to keep quiet about alleged abuse in the …


Testimony contests abuse claim

A former resident of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch testified Monday that Kenneth Putnam was motivated by financial gain in suing the ranch for alleged abuse. Spokane County Superior Court jurors …


Boys ranch abuse trial opens

Either Morning Star Boys’ Ranch management turned a blind eye to decades of child sexual abuse or it is being persecuted by discreditable former residents looking to make a buck. …