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Saturday, February 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.


Convict, 75, accused of raping child

A 75-year-old sex offender living in north Spokane was arrested by county sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday in connection with the rape and sexual exploitation of an 8-year-old child.


Trial begins in prostitute attacks

For years, Spokane prostitutes had been terrorized by a man who locked them in his house and forced them to appease him in strange ways. Authorities said the attacker probably …


Trial begins for accused prostitute rapist

A registered sex offender for years has terrorized prostitutes, according to court records, by forcing them to appease him in strange ways knowing they probably wouldn’t go to police.


NIC rape report was false, police say; woman charged

A woman who told police a man disguised himself as a woman and waited for her in a North Idaho College restroom apparently lied.


Teenager wanted on rape charge

A teenager accused of raping a woman in Cheney last month can’t be found, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his capture.


Jury shuts door on Coe

Kevin Coe is a dangerous sexual predator who should be locked away indefinitely on an island in Puget Sound, a jury ruled Thursday. The verdict came quickly – jurors deliberated …


Coe commitment goes to jury

Kevin Coe’s fate is in the jury’s hands. The trial that began Sept. 15 went to jurors Wednesday after closing arguments. State attorneys argued for Coe’s civil commitment; a lawyer …


Coe’s sister testifies on his behalf

Kevin Coe’s younger sister told a Spokane jury Thursday she’s willing to help her 61-year-old brother move to Nevada and to pay for his care in a group home if …


Coe is likely to reoffend, expert testifies

Kevin Coe has a “striking lack of empathy” and is highly likely to reoffend within six years if he’s set free, according to the state expert who evaluated him for …


Man accused of rape appears in court

A man accused of raping an Eastern Washington University student in her Spokane home made his first appearance in court Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael P. Price set bond for …


Life without parole for molester, rapist

A man convicted of molesting his former granddaughter-in-law, who was killed in an unsolved 2001 stabbing, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday afternoon. A family member who …


Valley man charged in rapes of 5 women

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives arrested a 46-year-old Spokane Valley man Thursday afternoon on charges that he kidnapped and raped five women. Pierre D. West is accused of soliciting prostitutes in …


Post Falls man faces rape charge

A Post Falls man faces felony rape and kidnapping charges after a woman accused him of forcing her into a car and raping her Saturday night. Robert Alan Ashline, 41, …


Man Who Met Girl On Chat Line Arrested After Alleged Attack

A 19-year-old Seattle man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl who said he attacked her after she met him on a telephone chat line and invited him …


Gi Scandal Has Spread To Europe Three Army Ncos Accused Of Abuse At German Center

The sex scandals in the U.S. Army have spread to Germany, where the service relieved three male instructors of their duties after 11 female soldiers accused them of sexual abuse …


Gu Student Reports Being Raped At Home

A 21-year-old Gonzaga University student told Spokane police she was raped Saturday morning in her home. The victim told police she was asleep when a man woke her up. He …


Court Tosses Age Mistake As A Defense

Mistake of age and consent of the victim are not defenses to a criminal charge of sexual battery of a minor child under the age of 18, the Idaho Supreme …


‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Faces New Charges

The “pillowcase rapist” was charged Monday with the crimes that prompted his beating by a group of vigilantes as well as an earlier burglary in which he allegedly fondled a …