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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 …


‘Vampire Rapist’ Release Worries Officials

Prison officials are scrambling to find a home for the “Vampire Rapist,” who served 10 years behind bars for raping a hitchhiker and drinking her blood. John Crutchley will be …


Teen Arrested For Raping Girls

A 15-year-old Banning boy has been arrested for raping two young girls and forcing a third to watch at gunpoint, police said. The suspect, who fled after the attack Friday, …


Miscellany

A grand jury decided there was insufficient evidence to indict two Virginia Tech football players accused of raping a woman in their dormitory room. The criminal aspect of the case …


Father Convicted Of Raping Triplet Daughters

A mechanic accused of repeatedly raping his teenage triplet daughters was convicted Friday of three counts of indecency with a child. The 47-year-old man, who is not being identified to …


Man Pleads Innocent To Raping Girl, 17

A Spokane man, David R. Craig, pleaded innocent Friday to a charge of forcibly raping a 17-year-old Spokane girl in the woods near Loon Lake on Sunday. Craig, 33, who …


Teenager Admits Killing 9-Year-Old

A 15-year-old boy has confessed to sexually assaulting his 9-year-old neighbor, beating him with a log and then drowning him in a drainage ditch, police said. Lamount Harden was arrested …


Cashmere Grandmother Raped By Early Morning Intruder

An intruder awakened a Cashmere grandmother from her sleep and raped her Thursday morning. The woman and her 14-year-old grandson were sleeping about 4:20 a.m. when the man walked into …


Man Pleads Guilty To Raping Girl

A Post Falls 21-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping a 16-year-old girl last Fourth of July. Shane Jeffry McCloskey is facing up to a life term in prison. McCloskey was …


Alleged Victims Speak Up People Come Forward To Claim Abuse By Murdered Couple

Their accused killer’s lawyer says at least a halfdozen people have come forward claiming to be sexual victims of Ronald and Luella Bingham of Clarkston, Wash. “The message is you’re …


Rape Suspect Found Guilty Still Missing

Authorities Monday still had not located a former Coeur d’Alene man who wasn’t in court Friday when a jury found him guilty of three rape charges. George P. Anton, 68, …


Police Hunt Rapist 3 Days After Verdict Victim And Others Who Testified Fear For Their Safety

Authorities Monday still had not located a former Coeur d’Alene man who wasn’t in court Friday when a jury found him guilty of three rape charges. George P. Anton, 68, …


Dismissal Reversed In WSU Rape Case

The state Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former Washington State University student who sued the school after she was raped …