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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Pasco killing suspect accused of rape, kidnapping in Spokane in 1999

When Theodore Milam, 54, was released from jail late last year in Spokane County, his DNA was uploaded to a nationwide law enforcement database. On Jan. 31, it found two …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Following mistrial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be back in court Tuesday

It’s been eight months since a judge declared a mistrial in the second-degree rape case against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Attorneys are ready to try again.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Police: Lynnwood man raped dying woman, texted photos

A 19-year-old Washington state man police say raped a high school student as she died from a drug overdose and texted semi-nude photos of her saying she was still breathing …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Suspect allegedly texted about overdose, rape and death, then used victim’s thumb to hack iPhone in attempt to cover up crime

A Lynnwood man raped a teenager as she was dying from a drug overdose, then hacked into her cellphone in an attempt to cover up the death, according to police …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Spokane Valley rape suspect charged with burglary, kidnapping

A sex offender accused of raping a Spokane Valley gas station worker in January is now facing additional felony charges.

100 years ago in Liberty Lake: First Chinese resident in Spokane County drafted for World War I

Frank Den was the first Chinese man in Spokane County to be drafted into the army.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Man charged with raping teenage girl behind convenience store in north Spokane

Spokane police arrested a man Wednesday accused of raping a minor behind a convenience store in north Spokane.

Louisiana man walking free, cleared in 1979 rape

A Louisiana man imprisoned for nearly four decades prepared to walk free Tuesday after his conviction in a 1979 rape was thrown out and prosecutors agreed to dismiss the charge.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Pullman police request rape charge against former member of shuttered WSU fraternity

After a lengthy investigation, Pullman police say a Washington State University student raped an 18-year-old woman who had passed out during a party at an off-campus fraternity house.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Ex-Fish and Wildlife employee found guilty of rape, burglary

A jury has found a former top staffer at Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife guilty of rape and burglary in connection with the rape of a co-worker in 2014.

Ex-Seattle reporter gets 3 years in prison for rape scheme

A former Seattle journalist who lured women to his apartment under the ruse that he was a female porn recruiter in order to have sex with them has been sentenced …

Medical Lake man found guilty on eight counts of child sexual abuse

A jury found Milford “Bear” Butcher, 68, guilty of two counts of child rape and six counts of child molestation on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

Sex offender accused of raping gas station clerk at gunpoint in Spokane Valley

A Level 3 sex offender accused of raping a Spokane Valley gas station worker is alleged to have done so two days after getting released from Chelan County Jail.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Six more women accuse maestro Dutoit, including 1 rape

Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro …

Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for rape of teen walking to work

A suburban Portland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a young woman as she walked to work.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Spokane County drops rape charges against all members of Polish death metal band Decapitated

Prosecutors have elected to drop rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated, ensuring their eventual return to their home country of Poland …

Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin

The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.

Recy Taylor, Alabama black woman raped by 6 white men, dies

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.

Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Members of Polish death metal band Decapitated released from jail while awaiting Spokane rape trial

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated have been released from jail.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Man awaiting trial for child abuse now suspected of child rape

A man accused of beating his girlfriend’s daughter because the child interrupted him while he played video games is now being investigated for child rape.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Internet dating rape case includes accusations of death threats and beating

Judge sets six-figure bond for former tennis standout accused of rape and beating.

Idaho man convicted of rape says he was following God’s will

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to five to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a minor after saying he was following God’s will.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

North Spokane man charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, after online date

A North Spokane County man has been charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment after a woman reported an online date turned violent.

North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana …

Rosenberg: Look for pattern in abuse allegations

A mistake or a one-off error of judgement isn’t so hard to distinguish from a clear pattern of behavior.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

Sri Lanka’s defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island’s Tamil ethnic minority who …

Sri Lanka government faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, …

Great Falls man gets 60-year sentence for raping girl

A 40-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl – triple the sentence prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Man arrested in connection with violent sexual assault at downtown bus stop

Spokane police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was violently raped at a bus stop in downtown Spokane Saturday night.