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Ennis seeks new trial in rape case

UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018

FILE – Former Spokane Police Officer Gordon Ennis, center, is led from a Spokane County courtroom Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after his sentencing on rape charges was postponed while he changes attorneys, from Rob Cossey, second from left, to Mark Vovos. He was convicted of fondling a female police officer during a drunken party at another officers home. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – Former Spokane Police Officer Gordon Ennis, center, is led from a Spokane County courtroom Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after his sentencing on rape charges was postponed while he changes attorneys, from Rob Cossey, second from left, to Mark Vovos. He was convicted of fondling a female police officer during a drunken party at another officers home. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
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A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer is seeking a new trial.

A jury found Sgt. Gordon Ennis guilty of second-degree rape on March 7.

KREM-TV reported that his new lawyer, Mark Vovos, has filed a motion asking for a new trial.

Prosecutors argue, however, that it’s too late. They said Ennis didn’t file the motion within 10 days of the verdict as required by law.

A hearing is set Monday in Spokane County Superior Court.

Ennis was accused of raping a fellow police officer at a party on Oct. 25, 2015. Ennis had testified that the female victim was alert and conscious up to and during the alleged assault.

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