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Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain.


Spokane man makes first appearance in alleged rape of Vancouver woman

A transient man who allegedly attacked and raped a woman who was walking to her mother’s residence in February 2017 made a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court.


Whitman County prosecutor details reasons behind not prosecuting rape case

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy stood by his office’s decision not to prosecute a former Washington State University fraternity member accused of second-degree rape during an interview this week with …


Former WSU student charged with rape

A 23-year-old former Washington State University student has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a 2017 party on College Hill.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


Woman crashed Mormon Church service and accused former leader of raping her in 1984. He has denied it.

Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and McKenna Denson strode up to the pulpit like any other member of the congregation. She …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Canadian man wanted for rape and murder in Windsor, Ontario, arrested in Kent

Jitesh Bhogal is accused of the slaying of a 31-year-old woman who was found in her third-floor apartment bedroom late that day by her ex-boyfriend after their 9-year-old son said …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Assistant football coach at Ferris High School arrested Friday under suspicion of child rape

An assistant football coach at Ferris High School was arrested early Friday morning under suspicion of child rape.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Police: Genealogy helps ID rape suspect in decade-old cases

RALEIGH, N.C. – Investigators compared online family tree data with crime-scene DNA evidence to identify and track down a suspect in a series of North Carolina rapes from a decade …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Judge denies new rape trial for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis

A judge rejected a new rape trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer during a heavy-drinking house party three years ago.


Judge’s decision on appeal for new trial in Gordon Ennis rape case delayed a week

A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Gordon Ennis to argue for new trial Friday

A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …


California college soccer player arrested in rape case

A soccer player at a California university was arrested Friday on a rape warrant is suspected in at least two other sexual assaults, said police who are trying to identify …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Suspected child predator was counselor at Lakeland Village nursing facility

A Spokane man arrested this month in a sting operation targeting child predators had briefly worked as a counselor at Lakeland Village, the state-operated nursing and rehabilitation center in Medical …


Montana woman with machete hides behind ex-boyfriend’s door, then rapes him, police say

Samantha Ray Mears, 19, faces six charges after police say she forced her ex-boyfriend to have sex with her at machete-point, damaged his property and fled just as they were …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene man accused of raping 16-year-old

The Coeur d’Alene Sheriff’s Department arrested a man accused of rape and witness intimidation after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old while she was incapacitated and threatened to hurt a …


Man gets 18 years in rape of woman he met on Craigslist

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to over 18 years in prison for raping and assaulting a woman he met on Craigslist.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

More than 2,300 people arrested for child porn, sexual abuse in nationwide ‘Operation Broken Heart’

A three-month, nationwide law enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” led to the arrests of more than 2,300 people suspected of sexually abusing children and dealing in child pornography, authorities …


Garden City man to appear in court after police say he raped woman Saturday night

A Garden City man could face kidnapping and rape charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman Saturday night.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ex-Spokane police officer convicted of rape claims another officer had sex with victim

As part of his request for a new trial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis alleges another officer had sexual contact with the victim the same night he was convicted of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein indicted in New York rape case

Harvey Weinstein declined Wednesday to testify before the New York grand jury that is weighing whether to indict him on rape and other sex charges, with his lawyers saying there …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein arraigned on rape, criminal sex act charges

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Three charged with kidnapping, rape of 14-year-old

Three men who lived at an apartment complex that made national news in 2003 for harboring sex offenders and wards of the state are now charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be sentenced in June in rape case

A new sentencing date is set for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, who was convicted in March of raping a fellow police officer.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Man convicted of child rape sentenced to at least 15 years in prison

Daniel J. West, 47, was charged with first-degree child rape and two counts of second-degree child rape in 2014. He was found guilty of the charges in Marrch.


Flight attendant sues SkyWest Airlines over alleged drugging, rape by captain during layover

Months after reporting the alleged sexual assault to Canadian police — and to her longtime employer, SkyWest Airlines — Morgan said she’s tired of living and working in fear. The …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed

A sentencing hearing for former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis – convicted in March of sexually assaulting another officer – was delayed Wednesday.