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UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Spokane police investigating man linked to half dozen sexual assaults in Spokane

A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

A Michigan State University student is speaking out after suing the school, alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Loon Lake man, 77, awaits sentencing for raping girl in three Washington counties

In an interview with detectives last year, Merlyn R. Schmelzer described how he raped the girl, a relative by marriage, at his cabin near Loon Lake and at a home …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:59 a.m.

Longer time limits for rape charges approved by Washington House committee

House committee supports longer statute of limitations to file charges in sexual assault cases.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Police suspect man awaiting trial on child rape charges has impregnated another girl

A 45-year-old man is under investigation for raping and impregnating his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter while he was out of jail on a charge of raping a 7-year-old.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Nine Mile Falls man accused of violently raping woman he met on dating website

Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion he attacked and repeatedly raped a Spokane woman he met on a dating website.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

SFCC student reports she was raped on campus

The student told Spokane police she was raped by a male student, whom she knows, at about noon Monday in a first-floor restroom in the school’s gymnasium building, according to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Spokane woman accused of producing child porn may have sent pictures to more than 100 people

A Spokane woman told investigators she may have sent child pornography of family members to more than 100 different people.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Spokane woman arrested in connection with producing and sharing child pornography depicting family member

A Spokane woman is accused of producing child pornography depicting a family member and sharing it with a man in Los Angeles.


Eluding justice:Why Idaho sexual offenders rarely do time

If a man is convicted of a sex crime in Idaho, he likely will get probation. The same goes for women, though the majority of people charged with sex crimes …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Man sentenced 14 years to life in prison or 2017 rape in Spokane Valley’s Mission Park

A man convicted of first-degree rape has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison almost a year and a half after he was arrested for forcing a prostitute …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men …


100 years ago in Colville: Mother and 2 sons die in house fire

A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.


Lewiston man gets probation on video voyeurism charge

A Lewiston man who reportedly raped an unconscious woman and posted a video of the incident online was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

UI football player accused of raping another student in UI dorm

University of Idaho football player Kyree L. Curington is accused of raping another student in a residence hall.


UI football player arrested on rape charge

University of Idaho football player Kyree Curington was arrested Saturday afternoon and faces a charge of rape, according to the Latah County Jail roster.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Torrey Gambill acquitted of rape, imprisonment charges

A north Spokane man charged with the rape and imprisonment of a woman he met on a dating site has been found not guilty.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled

The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.


Cellphone data, DNA match result in Spokane man’s rape conviction

A Spokane County jury convicted a man of first-degree rape on Tuesday, more than a year after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and forcing her to perform oral …


Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain.


Spokane man makes first appearance in alleged rape of Vancouver woman

A transient man who allegedly attacked and raped a woman who was walking to her mother’s residence in February 2017 made a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court.


Whitman County prosecutor details reasons behind not prosecuting rape case

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy stood by his office’s decision not to prosecute a former Washington State University fraternity member accused of second-degree rape during an interview this week with …


Former WSU student charged with rape

A 23-year-old former Washington State University student has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a 2017 party on College Hill.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


Woman crashed Mormon Church service and accused former leader of raping her in 1984. He has denied it.

Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and McKenna Denson strode up to the pulpit like any other member of the congregation. She …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Assistant football coach at Ferris High School arrested Friday under suspicion of child rape

An assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested early Friday morning under suspicion of child rape.