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September 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Spokane’s ‘South Hill Rapist’ to remain at McNeil Island

The Associated Press TACOMA — A federal judge in Tacoma has ruled that convicted rapist Kevin Coe of Spokane is not entitled to a new trial. The decision means that Coe — who was dubbed the South Hill Rapist in the 1980s — will remain confined at the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. Coe was convicted…

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September 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Wenatchee 14-year-old charged with rape

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A 14-year-old high school freshman has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip. But the parents and attorney of the boy said it was horseplay among boys. The alleged incident happened Sept. 6 on a bus bringing the Wenatchee High School…

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September 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Teen accused of killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright charged with murder

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The teen accused in the rape and killing of a 6-year-old Washington girl has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated rape. The charges were filed Friday against Gabriel Gaeta in Kitsap County Superior Court. The 17-year-old has been held in the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on $1 million bail…

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August 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Competency check for teen accused in 6-year-old Jenise Wright’s death

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused in the rape and killing of 6-year-old Jenise Wright will be evaluated next week to see if he’s competent to stand trial. The Kitsap Sun reports Gabriel Gaeta made a brief appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court on Thursday. At that hearing, Deputy Prosecutor…

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July 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Idaho rape trial delayed after jury pool fails to show

The Associated Press LEWISTON, Idaho — The trial for a 19-year-old Idaho man charged with rape has been delayed for five months after nearly half of 80 potential jurors failed to show up for selection. Nez Perce County Deputy Prosecutor April Smith says only 42 people showed up at the courthouse Monday for Peter H. Bakker’s trial. The Lewiston Tribune…

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July 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Richland man pleads guilty to raping, killing baby

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — A Richland man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing his girlfriend’s 9-month-old baby. Prosecutors are recommending a 40-year prison sentence when 37-year-old Jose Luis Aguilar is sentenced in Benton County Superior Court. The Tri-City Herald reports he pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a child and second-degree murder in the death in…

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July 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Rape suspect deported from Washington to Samoa

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A man accused of child rape in Samoa has been deported after nearly a year in custody at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Seattle says the 37-year-old, Vaiaoga Leatuvao, came to the United States in September 2012. After a warrant was issued in Samoa…

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July 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Rape charge dismissed against former Microsoft manager

A second-degree rape charge filed a year ago against a former Microsoft senior program manager has been dismissed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A notice of dismissal filed today indicates “evidentiary considerations not known at the time of filing” the charge as the reason for the dismissal of the charge against Vineet Kumar Srivastava. Dan Donohoe,…

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June 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Suspect in brutal White Center rape arrested in Oklahoma

A 25-year-old Oklahoma man has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree assault in connection with the rape and beating of a 58-year-old Auburn woman he met in March while visiting the Seattle area, according to King County prosecutors. Christopher Anthony Brown, a felon whose DNA was previously entered into a national database, was arrested by Oklahoma…

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May 19, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Timeline of the Danford Grant case

2012 Aug. 28: A massage therapist is sexually assaulted at knifepoint at a Bellevue massage parlor by a man who had a scheduled appointment. The victim said the attacker was a past client, but his identity is unknown, according to police. Sept. 24: A man later identified as Danford Grant is chased down by employees and…

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