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Recently released sex offender arrested for rape

A sex offender released from federal prison last month is accused of raping a Spokane prostitute in an attack that was discovered by an observant state trooper patrolling traffic.


Vestal: Strain at statistics in WSU rape reports

Washington State University is in “very serious” trouble with the feds. The university failed to properly classify two reports of rape on campus in 2007, and the federal government is …


U.S. fines WSU over campus rape reporting

Federal education officials have fined Washington State University $82,500 for violations in 2007 of a campus crime reporting law, including not properly reporting two sexual assaults, the university said today.


Man charged with rape of 2 workers

The operator of a beauty shop in the NorthTown Mall in Spokane is in jail on rape charges involving two of his employees. Thomas C. Rohn, 37, is accused of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 26, 2011, 12:21 p.m.

Arrest made in rape of Moses Lake college student

Moses Lake police have arrested a man in connection with the abduction and rape of a 19-year-old student at a Moses Lake community college.


SlutWalk marchers fight ‘blame-the-victim’ mindset

Little did a Toronto police officer know when he told some college women to stop dressing provocatively if they don’t want to be sexual assault victims that his comment would …


SlutWalk raises awareness of sexual assault

Little did a Toronto police officer know when he told some college women to stop dressing provocatively if they don’t want to be sexual assault victims that his comment would …


Former deputy accused of raping inmate at Spokane Indian Reservation jail

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, …


CdA rape suspect may be headed to Oregon

A rape suspect wanted by Coeur d’Alene police may be traveling to Florence, Ore., authorities announced Monday. Scott Patrick Giordano, 30, was reported to be in a 1973 GMC truck, …


Coeur d’Alene police looking for rape suspect

Coeur d’Alene police are looking for a 30-year-old man suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl.


DNA catches up to convicted rapist

A Spokane man was sentenced essentially to time served Friday for a sexual assault in 1999 that remained unsolved until DNA caught up to him.


‘Dangerous’ offender returns to jail on probation violation

A convicted killer and rapist deemed so dangerous that prosecutors said they wished his 19-year prison term had been longer is back in jail after serving just half of his …


DNA index helps link suspects to crimes

DNA testing in Washington is identifying more criminals than ever before. The Washington State Patrol crime lab reported 379 hits last year using a DNA index system and DNA samples …


Rape suspect seized in burning home

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies entered a burning mobile home early Wednesday and pulled out a rape suspect despite threats the man made with a knife and a homemade flame thrower.


House bill would end statute of limitation on rape of child by adult

OLYMPIA – Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was among victims of child sexual abuse urging the Legislature on Wednesday to drop the statute of limitations that they say shields pedophiles …


Rape suspect arrested in Pullman

A 22-year-old man in Pullman was arrested Thursday on a charge of second-degree rape, Pullman police said.


DNA database links Spokane man to teen’s 2010 rape

A Spokane man whose DNA was entered into a national database after a felony property crime conviction in August has been linked to a rape on Jan. 1, 2010, police …


DNA entry leads to arrest in year-old rape case

A Spokane man whose DNA was entered into a state system after a felony property crime conviction in August has been linked to a rape on Jan. 1, 2010, police …


Rape by fraud statute only for spouse, so pair go free

BOISE – A judge has dismissed rape charges against two southwestern Idaho men, citing a quirk in state law concerning an unmarried woman being tricked into having sex with a …


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 …