Snohomish man faces life term for sex conviction
The Daily World newspaper in Aberdeen reports it took jurors less than 30 minutes this week to convict Joel R. Alexander of attempted rape of a child.
He also was convicted in 2001 of child rape. The two convictions mean a life term when he is sentenced Dec. 3 in Grays Harbor County Superior Court.
Alexander began communicating with the boy on Facebook, but his mother became suspicious and turned the account over to police. A Washington State Patrol detective posed as the boy to set up a meeting for sex in an Elma park restroom. Alexander was arrested in April when he arrived.
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