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February 25, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Colville cop pleads guilty to having sex on duty

The Associated Press COLVILLE, Stevens County — A Colville police officer who had sex while on duty with several women has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes. The state Attorney General’s Office says 45-year-old Rex Newport pleaded guilty Tuesday to five criminal counts, including unlawful imprisonment and sexual misconduct. The attorney general’s office says Newport faces a sentence of…

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April 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Police: Redmond woman strapped elderly mother to bed, stole $67K from parents

A 65-year-old Redmond woman who was arrested Tuesday on investigation of unlawful imprisonment and first-degree theft is accused of tying her elderly mother to a bed and wheelchair for hours at a time, and stealing $67,000 from her parents since summer 2011, according to Redmond police. A criminal case has not yet been turned over to King…

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April 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

5-year-old girl escapes stranger at Maple Valley playground

Police have arrested a man who they say tried to grab a 5-year-old girl off her swing at a Maple Valley playground Wednesday night. The girl, who was playing with a 4-year-old boy at an apartment complex playground on the 21900 block of Southeast Wax Road around 6:30 p.m., kicked and screamed out of the 21-year-old…

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March 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Tacoma man gets 12 years for torturing woman in ‘bondage room’

A Tacoma man who pleaded guilty to the rape and torture of a woman he picked up in Seattle and took home to what police called a “bondage room” in April 2011 was sentenced today to just over 12 years in prison. John Joseph Hauff Jr., 68, was about to stand trial on first-degree rape, first-degree…

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March 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Tacoma man pleads guilty in ‘bondage room’ torture case

In the midst of jury selection for his three-week trial in King County Superior Court, John Joseph Hauff Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in the rape and torture of a 24-year-old woman he picked up on Aurora Avenue in Seattle and took home to what police called a “bondage room” in northeast Tacoma in April 2011. Hauff,…

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May 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Police: Victim stabbed, bitten in ‘bizarre’ Lake City attack

Seattle police see a lot of strange things, but even they can’t help but describe an assault last night in Lake City as “bizarre” and “weird.” We’ll start at the beginning: A 25-year-old man — let’s call him the “victim” — told police he was confronted in his home in the 11800 block of 31st Place Northeast by a second…

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March 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Rapist ordered held in attack on U District women

A King County District Court judge today found probable cause to hold Robert Douglas Hitt for allegedly breaking into a University District house early Monday and binding the hands of the six young women who live there. Judge Anne Harper ordered Hitt, 34, held on $900,000 bail — $150,000 for each of the six alleged victims…

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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 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Two men found guilty of SeaTac rape, assault

Two men accused of raping and beating a homeless woman after another woman lit the victim’s hair on fire were each found guilty Wednesday on two counts of second-degree rape, second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. Luis Andre Perez, 24, and Christapher Tarence White, 23, were convicted after nearly four days of jury deliberations. They had been on trial in King County Superior…

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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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