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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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December 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Audit: DSHS employees were paid $87K for unworked hours

We’ve all wished we could have more than 24 hours in a day. At the Special Commitment Center — a state facility for sexual predators –maybe you can. One center employee reported (and got a supervisor to approve) working 88 hours on a single day last year, according to a state audit released Monday. An administrator told auditors…


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