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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.


Sex offender living as transient in county

A man who raped an elderly woman at knifepoint in 1995 is living as a transient in Spokane County, the Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.


DNA triggers arrest in 1999 rape case

A suspect was arrested this week in a rape that’s been unsolved for more than 10 years.


Rape suspect jailed after standoff

A standoff with a Moses Lake man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint ended with his arrest late Wednesday after authorities pumped noxious gas into his hiding spot. Mario …


Cheney man accused of kidnap, rape

A Cheney man is accused of kidnapping a woman and raping her before she escaped to safety with the help of a passing truck driver. Charles V. Huckabee, 47, has …


Idaho measure would alter age-of-consent law

BOISE – If a 16- or 17-year-old girl has consensual sex with her 18- or 19-year-old boyfriend, the boy shouldn’t have to fear felony charges and being branded a sex …


Campus sexual assaults still rife

First of two parts Disturbingly little has changed when it comes to sexual assaults on college campuses. People still blame the victims. Victims still blame themselves. While there are more …


Man pleads not guilty in church rape case

A church worker pleaded not guilty today to a rape charge in which police allege he tied wire around a woman’s face, fastened her to a metal pipe in the …


Man convicted in assaults

A child rapist faces life in prison after a Spokane County jury convicted him Friday of three crimes involving sexual assaults against prostitutes. Pierre D. West, 49, clenched his jaw …


Sex offender convicted of rape, assault

A child rapist faces life in prison after a Spokane County jury convicted him Friday of three crimes involving sexual assaults against prostitutes.


Ex-PF church volunteer arrested on new rape charges

A 20-year-old former Post Falls church volunteer accused of raping teen girls is back in jail on new charges.


Rape suspect faces more charges

A man accused of raping a woman in a Fairchild Air Force Base interrogation room faces additional charges in an attack prosecutors say began after he showed the alleged victim …


Additional charges filed in Fairchild rape case

A man accused of raping a woman in a Fairchild Air Force Base interrogation room faces additional charges in an attack prosecutors say began after he showed the alleged victim …


In brief: Woman reports rape at survival center

An employee at Fairchild Air Force Base’s Survival Training Center is accused of raping a woman in an interrogation room. Michael W. Fassbender, 32, was in Spokane County Jail on …


Man gets life sentence for rape

The 45-year-old rape victim walked to the witness box Thursday leaning on her cane. In a halting, slurred voice, she told the court that she was irreparably damaged by what …


Woman helps see attacker get life in prison

The 45-year-old rape victim walked to the witness box Thursday leaning on her cane. In a halting, slurred voice, she told the court that she was irreparably damaged by what …


Police investigating reported rape on GU campus

Spokane police said today they are investigating a complaint by a Gonzaga University student that she was raped in a residence hall room at the university over the weekend.


CdA man, 61, accused of raping teen

A 61-year-old Coeur d’Alene man is in jail on $500,000 bond after police say he raped a 13-year-old girl.


Sex offender’s fate rests with jury

Shawn Dale Botner’s adult life has been one of continual clashes with law enforcement. The convicted sex offender, who twice attacked victims in women’s bathrooms, now awaits a jury’s decision …


Sex offender’s fate rests with jury

Shawn Dale Botner’s adult life has been one of continual clashes with law enforcement. The convicted sex offender, who twice attacked victims in women’s bathrooms, now awaits a jury’s decision …


Jury hears case for committing sex offender

A Spokane jury got its first glimpse Wednesday of the past sex crimes and current violent sexual fantasies that persuaded state officials to try to keep Shawn Dale Botner in …


Sex offender’s civil commitment trial begins

A Spokane jury got its first glimpse Wednesday of the past sex crimes and current violent sexual fantasies that persuaded state officials to try to keep Shawn Dale Botner in …


Man arrested on charge of rape in Spokane

Spokane police early Sunday arrested a man suspected of raping a woman in North Spokane.


Another woman reports prowler in CdA

A Coeur d’Alene woman awoke to a man she didn’t know lying next to her in bed today, the fifth report of suspicious activity in the town since Thursday night.


Police, Sheriff’s Department investigate two rape reports in CdA

Two rapes were reported within six hours in Coeur d’Alene late Thursday and early Friday. Detectives are still investigating whether they are related.


Man facing life in prison for rapes

Sex offender Pierre West slowly shook his head Wednesday as the judge read the jury’s long list of guilty verdicts, including charges expected to keep him in prison for life …


Jury convicts man of raping Spokane prostitutes

Spokane Valley man convicted of raping and imprisoning prostitutes.