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Chattaroy sex offender sought

A convicted sex offender from Chattaroy is being sought after a Spokane County Sheriff’s investigation alleges that he had been providing alcohol and drugs to juvenile females before groping them.

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said detectives raided the home of 42-year-old Leslie Morgan, who lives near the 24000 block of North Elk-Chattaroy Road.

“He was out of state when we served the search warrant” on Thursday, Chamberlin said.

The warrant followed a two-month investigation following allegations that Morgan provided marijuana, alcohol and hallucinogenic mushrooms to girls and then groped them.

The search warrant Thursday found a large marijuana grow in Morgan’s home and other evidence previously identified by the female victims, Chamberlin said.

Morgan has convictions in California for the same type of activity, Chamberlin said.

Detectives have warrants seeking to charge Morgan with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance with sexual motivation and one count of child molestation in the third degree. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues, Chamberlin said.


Thomas Clouse
Thomas Clouse joined The Spokesman-Review in 1999. He worked as an investigative reporter for the City Desk and covering federal, state and local courts for many years and is currently the assistant editor for the Business section.

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