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Ruling upholds online sex sting

The Washington Supreme Court, in a three-way opinion, has upheld the conviction of a man who tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he’d met online who really was …


Police seek clues on armed sex assailant

A man who sexually assaulted a woman at knife point near Regal Street and 54th Avenue on Monday is described as white and in his early 20s, 5-foot-8 and muscular …


Police seeking attacker after woman reports assault

Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Monday as she pushed her young child in a stroller though a South Hill neighborhood.


Sex offender arrested after three children report assaults

A sex offender has been jailed on child rape charges after three children told Cheney police he’d assaulted them. A forensics technician and a Cheney police detective searched a trailer …


DSHS settles abuse case from ’70s for $1.7 million

A Spokane man molested in the 1970s after being placed as a foster child in the home of a convicted child molester will be paid $1.7 million by the state …


Sex with minor nets at least 8-year term

A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least eight years in prison for five counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl.


Police: Rape suspect posed as cop

A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for …


Report: Rape suspect posed as police officer

A man accused of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Spokane park early Saturday claimed to be a police officer, then told her he would take her to jail for …


Man in custody on rape, kidnapping charges

A suspected rapist is in custody after authorities were alerted to a sexual assault early Sunday in north Spokane. Christopher Michael Clough, 29, was apprehended in connection with the 1:27 …


Trial opens for man accused of raping wife

The trial of a Spokane man charged with sexually assaulting his wife at gunpoint started Wednesday – the same man who is charged with kidnapping his wife six days later, …


Trial begins for man charged with raping wife

The trial of a Spokane man charged with sexually assaulting his wife at gunpoint started Wednesday – the same man who is also charged with kidnapping his wife six days …


Man suspected in other assaults

A man accused of raping a woman at the Davenport Hotel last weekend also is a suspect in two sexual assaults involving minors, court officials said Wednesday.


Rape suspect arrested in downtown Spokane

A Spokane man was arrested on suspicion of rape Tuesday after a woman said she was attacked in an abandoned house in the 1100 block of West Fifth Avenue.


Suspect in jail after alleged weekend rape

A Spokane man is accused of raping a woman last weekend at an upscale downtown hotel. Benjamin F. Cooper, 25, was arrested early Saturday after the alleged victim said he …


Center releases sex predator

The second man to be sent to Washington’s commitment center for sex predators has been released after nearly 20 years.


Jury acquits former survival instructor of rape

A former survival instructor smiled Wednesday as a Spokane jury read its decision to exonerate him of three counts of first-degree rape. Michael W. Fassbender, 32, asked his attorney, Christian …


Survival instructor found not guilty of rape

A Spokane jury found a former civilian survival instructor at Fairchild Air Force Base not guilty of rape and assault today.


Jury deliberating in Fairchild contractor’s rape case

An 11-man, one-woman jury this morning will begin deliberating the rape case of a civilian contractor at Fairchild Air Force Base.


National security issues take stage in Fairchild rape case

National security questions have been raised during the Spokane rape trial of a civilian contractor who, according to court testimony, took a woman he just met over the Internet into …


Spokane police re-evaluate woman’s rape claim

New information has prompted Spokane police to re-evaluate a woman’s claim that she was raped early Saturday.


Fairchild rape trial begins

The trial started Tuesday for a hostage interrogation expert charged with taking a woman he had just met over the Internet into a one of the most restricted facilities at …


Jury chooses death for West Valley grad

A 1999 West Valley High graduate convicted of rape and murder in Reno, Nev., should die for his crimes, a jury ruled Wednesday.


Man pleads guilty to raping woman he met through church

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty today to raping a girl he met at a church function.


WV grad guilty of rape, murder

RENO, Nev. – A former Spokane man was convicted Thursday of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student during a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on …


Former Spokane man convicted of Nevada rape, murder

RENO, Nev. — A former Spokane man was convicted today of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student during a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on …


Man arrested after officers chase stolen vehicle

A fugitive sex offender armed with knives and driving a stolen vehicle led officers on a chase Monday through west Spokane, police said.


Former church youth leader sentenced on rape charges

A former Post Falls church youth leader could be out of custody in about six months after being sentenced Thursday for three counts of statutory rape.


Park rapist gets 15-month term

A brain-damaged homeless man could serve either four more months or up to five years in prison based on a sentence Friday for a rape that occurred in broad daylight …


Victims, families share their heartaches, healing

Sitting in a courtroom Thursday listening to a man plead guilty for his role in her son’s murder, Tracey Cochran felt voiceless, and desperate. “It’s so hard to sit there …


Alleged exposure sends rapist to jail

A convicted rapist considered likely to reoffend is in Spokane County Jail after police say he exposed himself to a 4-year-old girl.