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July 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Seattle firefighter’s license suspended

LYNDEN (AP) — A Seattle firefighter’s emergency medical license has been suspended as he awaits trial on three counts of rape of a child. The state Department of Health on Friday said 53-year-old Michael James Sulak’s license would be suspended for five years in connection with a “sexual misconduct” case involving a 15-year-old Lynden girl. More

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July 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Former Tacoma teacher pleads guilty to child rape

The Associated Press TACOMA  — A former Tacoma high school math teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with two students and communicating with others about sex. Twenty-five-year-old Meredith Powell pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court on Wednesday to two counts of third degree child rape and one count of communicating with a minor for immoral…

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February 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Fugitive sex offender with Washington ties captured in Virginia

The Associated Press DENVER — A child rapist who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt last week after he sliced off his GPS monitor and disappeared from Denver was arrested Friday, U.S. marshals said. Eric Hartwell, 51, was taken into custody in Norfolk, Va., at a motel on Military Highway, the U.S. Department of Justice said….

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February 25, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Ex-Tacoma teacher gets 6 months for child rape

TACOMA . (AP) — A woman was sentenced to six months in confinement for raping a 12-year-old boy who was one of her students at a Tacoma middle school. Keshia Shaw was sentenced Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court and given credit for four months served in jail since pleading guilty in October to child rape. Judge…

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February 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Seattle firefighter pleads not guilty to child rape

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 52-year-old Seattle firefighter accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Friday to child rape charges in Bellingham. Michael James “Suey” Sulak remained free on bail after his arraignment in Whatcom County Superior Court. He lives in Ferndale and met the Lynnwood girl through a community theater group where he…

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October 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Sentencing postponed for Seattle minister in child-sex case

Sentencing has been postponed for a Seattle minister and musician who pleaded guilty to nearly two dozen charges involving the sexual abuse of young boys. Timothy L. Dampier, 39, abused 10 boys between 1997 and 2011, some members of his congregation, others members of youth programs he played a role in, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. After…

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October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Federal Way high school teacher accused of raping student

A teacher at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way is under investigation for allegedly raping a 17-year-old student, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The teacher was arrested Monday and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree rape, the Sheriff’s Office said today. He was released Tuesday on his own recognizance. He has…

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July 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Tacoma middle-school teacher charged with child rape

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Tacoma middle school teacher with five counts of child rape alleging she had sex with a student at school and elsewhere, according to The News Tribune. Keshia T. Shaw, a science and math teacher at Gray Middle School,  allegedly first had sex with the boy after school five years…

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February 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

UPDATE: Felon sentenced to 14 years for impersonating cop

A 26-year-old felon was sentenced today to 14 1/2 years in prison for impersonating a police officer to extort sex from a woman and two 15-year-old girls after responding to their online ads for prostitution and escort services. Julian Tarver pleaded guilty in December to 10 felonies and five misdemeanors. He has previously served nearly five…

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December 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Seattle man impersonated cop to rape, extort victims

A 26-year-old felon pleaded guilty today to 10 felonies and five misdemeanors, admitting he impersonated a police officer and extorted sex from a woman and two 15-year-old girls after responding to the victims’ online ads for prostitution and escort services. Julian Tarver, who had previously served nearly five years in prison for a number of crimes, including first-degree…

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