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Sex Offender Ruled Incompetent For Trial

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A convicted sex offender arrested for attempted rape is not competent to stand trial, psychiatrists concluded Tuesday after an evaluation at Eastern State Hospital.

Deputy Chelan County Prosecutor Doug Shae said the attempted rape case against Troy Peterson has been placed on hold. Peterson will undergo 90 days of treatment at Eastern State Hospital before being evaluated again to determine if he is mentally competent to assist in his own defense.

Peterson, 27, was arrested March 4 at the Wenatchee home of a woman relative, who said Peterson tried to force himself on her when she came out of her bathroom. She defended herself with a kitchen pan and called 911. Peterson left but was picked up by officers later.

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