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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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.