Stories tagged: sex crimes
Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban
The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Spokane police, prosecutors gain ability to charge low-level sex crimes in municipal court
The department and city’s legal team said adding a fourth-degree assault charge, along with the ability to argue sexual motivation for city-level crimes, will enhance their ability to track and …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Man accused of sex crimes arrested after north Spokane standoff
The Spokane police SWAT team late Thursday arrested a man accused of multiple sex crimes.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up
One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Bonner County detectives arrest sex crime suspect
Bonner County detectives arrested a registered sex offender Thursday, accusing him of meeting teens online to commit sexual abuse.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
U.S. says countries must punish U.N. troops for sexual abuse
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
U.N. child sex ring left victims but no arrests
In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says
A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Man wanted for sex crimes arrested in Arizona
A man wanted for sex crimes against children was arrested near Phoenix last week.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Convicted child rapist Morgenstern gets multiple life sentences
Dr. Craig Morgenstern, the former Veterans Affairs physician who led a secret life as a serial child molester, received multiple life prison sentences Monday morning in federal court in Spokane.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 1 p.m.
Defense secretary investigating accuracy of military sex crimes cases
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he’s investigating whether his department misled Congress in order to derail a bill changing how the military handles sexual misconduct allegations.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Grand Coulee school official pleads not guilty to child pornography charge
Nate Piturachsatit, 37, faces a mandatory minimum 15-year federal prison sentence if found guilty of soliciting explicit pictures from a Wisconsin teenager via Instagram.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Convicted child rapist Morgenstern will not receive new trial, judge rules
A federal judge threw out Craig Morgenstern’s request for a new trial Thursday after questioning jurors the former Veteran Affairs surgeon said were inattentive and biased during his February trial.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Trial of Spokane attorney accused of rape moved to August due to illness
Robert E. Caruso, 78, had been scheduled to stand trial on a rape charge earlier this month. The pain medication he takes following surgeries to treat cancer would have made …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Morgenstern attorney seeks new trial based on jurors’ ‘prejudicial’ behavior
The attorney defending Craig Morgenstern on more than 30 counts of child sexual assault and production of child pornography has filed for a new trial, claiming that jurors reacted to …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 4:35 p.m.
Ex-Veterans Affairs doctor seeks change of venue in child sex case
Craig Morgenstern, the former VA medical doctor indicted on 36 federal counts of child sex crimes, is seeking a change of venue for his February trial because of extensive media …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015, 9:36 a.m.
Washington appeals court overturns child rape conviction
An Airway Heights Correction Center inmate has been granted a new trial by the Washington Appeals Court, who said his 2006 conviction on a child rape charge violated his constitutional …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Sackett, who took on EPA, gets prison in sex case
A Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in a wetlands dispute decided by the nation’s highest court will spend more than a year in prison for a …
Wed., April 22, 2015
Man pleads guilty to killing woman in 2011, days after prison release
A 28-year-old man faces 30 years in prison for killing a 48-year-old woman in August 2011 just days after his release from federal prison on unrelated child sex charges. Derrick …
Thu., March 19, 2015
Spokane inmates sold girls for sex, according to court records
Spokane County inmates orchestrated sex crimes from their jail cells by arranging prostitution of underage girls, according to phone calls recorded by local and federal police. Some calls originated inside …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 8:15 a.m.
Jury denies release of repeat sex offender
A 54-year-old with a history of sexual violence was ordered by a jury to remain in state custody following his latest stint in prison on rape charges.
UPDATED: Mon., May 12, 2014, 3:55 p.m.
Sheriff: Davenport bus driver arrested on sex crime charges
Daniel Abell is in custody of the Lincoln County Jail facing charges of sex crimes against a child. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged crimes did not take …
Wed., April 16, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
WSP asking for tips to capture accused cultist, sex offender
A minister accused of sexual misconduct with young women is thought to have settled near Spokane. The Washington State Patrol is asking anyone with information about Victor Barnard’s whereabouts to …
Tue., March 4, 2014, 11:31 a.m.
Sex offender who told police he was doing ‘Lord’s work’ arrested again
William “Billy” Ogan, a 23-time convicted felon and self-proclaimed purveyor of the Lord’s work, was arrested on a felony indecent exposure charge Monday night after allegedly showing his genitalia to …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Colville officer pleads guilty to sex crimes
Colville Police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five criminal felony and misdemeanor counts Tuesday, according to the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Newport admitted to having sex on the job …
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
Colville police officer wants sex charges separated
An embattled Colville police officer accused of targeting women coming home from bars for sex while on duty wants the charges against him separated, arguing the alleged acts were not …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012, 6 p.m.
Report: Traveling prostitutes cited ugly Spokane competition
A group of traveling prostitutes suspected of settling in Spokane told police they were making good money here because the local competition is so ugly.
Wed., Sept. 9, 2009
N.H. child porn investigation leads to local man’s arrest
A child pornography investigation that started in a small New Hampshire city led to a raid at a trailer park just outside Spokane early Tuesday. Three children younger than 10 …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2009, 5:08 p.m.
New Hampshire porn investigation leads to Spokane bust
A child pornography investigation that started in a small New Hampshire city led to a raid at a trailer park just outside Spokane early today.
Sat., Sept. 14, 1996
Canadian Catholic Bishop Sentenced For Rapes