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November 13, 2014 at 7:48 AM

FBI: Alaska leads nation in rapes per capita

ANCHORAGE — The FBI’s crime statistics for 2013 indicate Alaska leads the nation in rapes per capita. The Alaska Dispatch News reports the FBI counted 922 rapes last year, a rate of 124.4 per 100,000 residents. That’s three times the national average. The number has increased in part because the FBI has revised its definition of rape. The agency’s…

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September 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Everett SWAT team arrests rape suspect

Everett police on Tuesday morning arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault earlier this month. According to police, a SWAT team arrested a 44-year-old man at a home in the 2300 block of Oakes Avenue around 8:45 a.m. The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree rape and investigation of…

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September 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Not guilty plea to rape on Wenatchee football bus

WENATCHEE — The 14-year-old Wenatchee High School student accused of raping three other students on a football team bus pleaded not guilty Thursday. Police say the boy penetrated three other boys with his finger Sept. 6 on the bus ride back from a freshman football game in Spokane. The boy’s parents and their attorney, Brandon Redal,…

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September 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Richland man gets 40 years for baby’s death

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — A Richland man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping and killing his then-girlfriend’s baby daughter. Jose Luis Aguilar, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Benton County Superior Court in Kennewick. The Tri-City Herald reports he pleaded guilty in July to second-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child. Serenity Jade Reedy…

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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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