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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Spokane Valley man poses as his wife on Facebook to lure and attack her lover

From staff reports

A Spokane Valley man faces criminal assault charges after allegedly posing as his wife online, meeting up with her lover, then pepper spraying and beating him with a metal object.

At about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Frank Boisseranc, 23, sent Aurthur Steiner, 18, a Facebook message from his wife’s account saying to meet at the “usual location” – an alleyway off of E. 13th Ave. and S. Houk Road in Spokane Valley, court documents show.

There, and according to court records, Boisseranc confronted Steiner before pepper spraying him and beating him across the back and left shoulder with a large metal object, possibly a crowbar. The 18-year-old returned to his mother’s house, where he had her call 911, records show.

Soon after, Boisseranc called 911 himself to report the assault, according to court documents. He admitted to deputies that he sent the messages from his wife’s account, and that she knew he was going to meet up with Steiner, records show.