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UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Former Ferris assistant football coach indicted on federal sex trafficking charges

While he was originally arrested last year on state charges, federal prosecutors have now charged a former Ferris high school coach in a six-count indictment on charges involving sex trafficking, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Man accused of child rape arrested after standoff in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies arrested a man wanted on child rape charges after a standoff in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Man sentenced to 16 years to life for child rape

A man was sentenced to 16-plus years in Spokane County Court today for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child over a period of time, according to a press release form Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:05 p.m.

Mary Kay Letourneau interviewed with husband she was convicted of raping as a student

On Aug. 8, 1997, Mary Kay Letourneau plead guilty to rape of a child, Vili Fualaau, who is now her husband. The Fualaau family – including daughters 21-year-old Audrey and …


State employee suspected of molesting, raping children

A state Department of Social and Health Service worker whose job involved investigating child abuse and neglect has been arrested on suspicion of molesting or raping multiple children.


India approves death penalty for rape of young children

India’s government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young …


State Senate bill would end time limit on prosecuting child rape

Victims of child molestation and child rape would not run out of time before their assailants can be prosecuted, under a bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday.


Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children

In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Babysitter sentenced to 23 years in prison for child rape

A man who raped two children he used to babysit was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison this week.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Man accused of sex crimes arrested after north Spokane standoff

The Spokane police SWAT team late Thursday arrested a man accused of multiple sex crimes.


Pediatrician convicted of raping young patients loses appeal

A Delaware judge has rejected an appeal from a former pediatrician serving life in prison after being convicted on several counts of raping young patients.


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Sweden drops rape investigation for WikiLeaks’ Assange; uncertainty ahead

Sweden’s top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that’s because there’s no possibility of arresting him …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:40 a.m.

Ex-Kennewick teacher pleads guilty to child rape, sex crimes

A former Kennewick teacher faces up to five years in prison after admitting that she sent nude pictures and videos of herself to at least four students and raped one …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Big child webcam sex bust reveals rising abuse

The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. Were they neighbors? Cops?


Ex-sheriff’s sergeant gets probation for sex with teen

An ex-Washington County sheriff’s sergeant has been sentenced to five years of probation for having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Idaho.


Coquille man sentenced to 50 years after rape conviction

A Coquille man convicted of raping a child has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.


Judge sentences Moscow man on child rape charges

After pleading guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl, a 58-year-old Moscow man encouraged the judge to give him a deferred sentence Monday, saying he’d “like to be a success story.”


Police arrest 11 for attempted rape of children

Multiple people, including six Clark County residents, were arrested after allegedly trying to contact and meet minors for sex during a nearly weeklong law enforcement sting. Agencies of the Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Babysitter accused of raping young girls

A man hired to babysit two 5-year-old girls is now accused of raping and molesting them repeatedly.


Officials hid years of sex abuse at boarding school, report says

A grand jury report issued Wednesday found that teachers at a Pennsylvania boarding school sexually preyed on children for half a century while administrators turned a blind eye.


California man seduced Spokane County girl and moved here to rape her, records say

A 42-year-old man is accused of seducing a 15-year-old girl in online gaming forums and moving from California to Spokane to pursue a sexual relationship with her, according to court …


Ohio day care worker gets life sentence in sex abuse of kids

A former Ohio day care worker convicted of sexually assaulting six children has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old man has sexually abused children for 60 years

Detectives believe an 85-year-old Spokane Valley man has raped and molested numerous young girls since the 1950s and was never prosecuted.


Man wanted for sex crimes arrested in Arizona

A man wanted for sex crimes against children was arrested near Phoenix last week.


Convicted child rapist Morgenstern gets multiple life sentences

Dr. Craig Morgenstern, the former Veterans Affairs physician who led a secret life as a serial child molester, received multiple life prison sentences Monday morning in federal court in Spokane.


Pasco man pleads not guilty to raping preschooler

A man who worked as a performer at children’s parties in the Tri-Cities remains jailed on $50,000 bail on allegations that he sexually assaulted a preschooler in 2014.


Four men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth, police say

Authorities allege four men sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl at a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking meth.


Christian school principal arrested on child rape charges

Authorities have arrested the principal of a small Christian school in Sequim, Washington, on charges of child rape and molestation involving students.


Second victim alleged in child sex case

New charges have bee filed against Erik R. Thompson after a second teenage girl told detectives that Thompson had sex with her after giving her alcohol and marijuana.


Man arrested on child sex charges for a second time

A man has been arrested on child sex charges for the second time this month after allegedly contacting his 14-year-old victim in violation of a court order.