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Courthouse watch: 7.21.09

A college student accused of raping another student is on trial this week in Spokane County Superior Court.

Opening statements were today in the case of Kevin A. Thompson, who's charged with second-degree rape for an alleged attack at a home in the Whitworth University area in fall 2007.

Thompson's trial is expected to last at least four days.

Judge Annette Plese is presiding. His first trial last November ended in a hung jury.

The jury is made up of seven women and five men, with one man acting as an alternate juror. Thompson posted a $150,000 bond in June 2008.

He's represented by Scott Staab. Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Edward Hay is prosecuting the case, according to court records.

Read past coverage of the case here and here

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