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Sex Crimes

Pasco man convicted of child sex crimes in 2013 wins appeal

PASCO — A Pasco man serving a life sentence for raping and molesting a girl in 2007 has been given the opportunity to withdraw his plea because of a mistake made at sentencing.

Date: 11/30/2015 | Northwest

Seattle man accused of raping his friends

SEATTLE — A Seattle man has been charged with raping two women and sexually assaulting a third in his group of friends in 2012.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

WASHINGTON — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that pledge repeatedly — directing dozens of live Internet videos of children having sex with each other.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Nation & World

Student sues Oregon university for $3 million after rape

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 20-year-old Pacific University student who says another student raped her has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the Oregon university.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest

Feds nab sex traffickers in South Dakota: ‘Catching awful lot of them’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It was an anonymous two-story house with an outdoor side staircase, nothing that looked ominous to Kevin Koliner when he passed by going to and from work. On one evening stroll, the federal prosecutor heard loud noises but figured it was just a party. Later, he’d discover the...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

15-year-old boy arrested in Tacoma shooting of 19-year-old

TACOMA — Tacoma police have arrested a 15-year-old boy believed to be the gunman in the Nov. 7 shooting of a 19-year-old in Tacoma.The News Tribune reported that the boy was arrested in Chico, California by FBI agents on Thursday.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Northwest

3rd Spokane officer put on leave in sex assault investigation

SPOKANE — A third Spokane police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault involving two other officers.Spokane city officials said Thursday that Sgt. John Gately was placed on leave.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Northwest

Former Monroe police officer convicted of sex crimes

EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant was found guilty Tuesday of two sex crimes for secretly videotaping a teenage babysitter while she took showers in his bathroom 11 years ago.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

No verdict after 3 days of deliberations in Monroe cop’s trial

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury met again behind closed doors Monday without announcing a verdict in the trial of a former Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

Extensive sexting at high school leads to suspensions

DENVER — Officials investigating an apparently extensive case of sexting at a southern Colorado high school are urging parents to check their children’s phones for explicit selfies and talk to them about the risk of the photos becoming public.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Nation & World

Canadian man gets 6 years for flying to Seattle to see teen

SEATTLE — A Canadian man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for traveling to Washington state to have sex with a teenage girl.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Jury gets case of former police sergeant accused of voyeurism

EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant was described as both a cunning manipulator and a well-meaning fool as lawyers made their final pitches Wednesday as his trial on sex crimes came to a close.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Tape calls ex-Monroe cop’s claims into question

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury was told Tuesday about a video recording that raises questions about a former Monroe police sergeant’s insistence he had no sexual attraction to the teenaged babysitter he secretly filmed...

Date: 11/04/2015 | Local News

Man who recruited teens as prostitutes sentenced to 10 years

SEATTLE — A King County man who was convicted of recruiting teen-age girls to work as prostitutes has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on sex trafficking charges.U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says a federal judge sentenced Nathan Bonds on Tuesday.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Former high school ski coach pleads guilty to child porn charge

SEATTLE — A former cross-country ski coach at a Seattle private school has pleaded guilty to a charge related to secretly filming female students.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

WWU’s handling of sexual assault cases under investigation

BELLINGHAM — Federal officials are investigating Western Washington University’s handling of sexual assault cases following a complaint filed by a student earlier this year.The Bellingham Herald reported that officials with the Office of Civil Rights are wrapping up a visit Tuesday.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Lawyer illness delays trial of former Monroe police officer

EVERETT — Trial was put on hold Monday for a former Monroe police sergeant who is in the midst of testifying about his connection to a woman 35 years his junior whom he allegedly groomed for a sexual relationship starting when she was his family’s teenage babysitter.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

Hundreds of officers lose badges over sex crimes

OKLAHOMA CITY — Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused her...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Peru Catholic society reveals sex abuse probe

LIMA, Peru — A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the U.S. has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Washington's center for sexual predators under fire

MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. — The college campus-styled facility tucked inside razor-wire-laced electric fences on a restricted and tightly guarded island in Puget Sound houses some of the most dangerous and feared criminals in Washington state: sexually violent predators.The...

Date: 10/31/2015 | Northwest

Ex-cop testifies sexual relationship with girl started when she was 18

EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant spent much of Friday on the witness stand insisting there was nothing sexual about his hiding cameras in his bathroom in 2004 and secretly recording a 15-year-old babysitter while she undressed and used the shower.Carlos...

Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News

Kelso man charged with raping 13-year-old girl

KELSO — A Kelso man has been charged with three counts of second-degree rape of a child.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

Details released in alleged sexual assault by police officer

SPOKANE — Court documents say an alleged sexual assault involving a Spokane police officer was committed against another police officer with the department.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

S’Klallam Tribal member convicted of sexual abuse of teens

PORT GAMBLE — A 59-year-old member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has been convicted of five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor.Justice Department officials said in a news release that a jury in U.S. District Court in Tacoma found Leroy Charles guilty on Monday.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

Truck driver accused of abusing boys in Washington, Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A long-haul truck driver from Coeur d’Alene who served as a church youth camp counselor is accused of raping and abusing underage boys in Spokane and Kootenai counties.

Date: 10/27/2015 | Northwest

Spokane police employee under investigation for sex assault

SPOKANE — A Spokane Police Department employee has been put on leave while under investigation for sexual assault.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

Woman testifies against ex-cop who's accused of grooming her

EVERETT — She was just 10 when they first met, and in the fourth grade.He was 45, and then a police officer who went into Monroe elementary school classrooms and taught students strategies for avoiding drugs and making other good choices.She'd spot him...

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

Former school board member, cop on trial for sex crimes

EVERETT — Carlos Alberto Martinez was a respected figure in east Snohomish County.He rose through the ranks at the Monroe Police Department to become a sergeant. When a 2006 opening came up on the school board, he was tapped to fill the post. The appointment recognized...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Local News

Idaho man gets jail time for offering scholarships for sex

SPOKANE — An Idaho college’s former financial aid director has been sentenced to 107 days in jail for charges related to offering students financial aid in exchange for sex.

Date: 10/20/2015 | Northwest

Bill Cosby suffers series of setbacks in sex assault cases

BOSTON — In both the court of law and the court of public opinion, the case is growing against Bill Cosby.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

Oregon coach arrested for sending suggestive texts to boy, 13

SHAWANO, Wis. — A Wisconsin mother’s protective instincts led to the arrest of a traveling basketball coach who sent suggestive text messages to her son, authorities said.

Date: 10/17/2015 | Northwest

Spokane businessman charged with sexual discrimination

SPOKANE — The Washington Attorney General’s Office has charged a Spokane-area businessman with sexual discrimination.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest

Former speaker Dennis Hastert to plead guilty

CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct, a defense attorney said Thursday, a move that could ensure that any secrets from his days as a high school wrestling coach are never revealed in...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Nation & World

Privacy vs. public records in the bikini barista case

EVERETT — A Snohomish County judge was asked Wednesday to determine how far the city of Everett must go in providing public access to surveillance videos of bikini baristas behaving badly.The city...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Local News

King County nursing assistant suspended after rape charges

OLYMPIA — King County officials have suspended the license of a nursing assistant after he was charged with raping a blind, deaf and mentally disabled person in his care.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Northwest

FBI operation targets exploited children, adults in Washington

SEATTLE — A weeklong FBI operation aimed at helping sexually exploited children recovered three juveniles in Washington state.The FBI task force also made contact with 119 adults who were being victimized through prostitution.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Northwest

Former Selah teacher sued after voyeurism conviction

YAKIMA — A former Selah Junior High School student has filed a lawsuit against a former teacher who was convicted of putting a camera under the student’s desk.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Northwest

Arlington man to be extradited in Minn. sex-abuse case

EVERETT — An Arlington man was being held without bail Friday awaiting extradition to Minnesota, where he is accused of sexually abusing a girl he met online.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News

‘Dateline NBC’ gathers Bill Cosby accusers for special

NEW YORK — NBC News correspondent Kate Snow says that bringing 29 women who have accused Bill Cosby of assault together for a “Dateline NBC” special Friday took on an importance beyond the individual cases.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Nation & World

Fugitive Watch

The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.Jacob R. Johnson

Date: 10/09/2015 | Sirens

Ex-sergeant pleads guilty

Darrell O’Neill admits he helped launder prostitution money

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News

Judge says molestation trial of former police sergeant can proceed

EVERETT — A former Monroe police sergeant's right to a fair trial on sex-crime charges was not irreparably harmed when a Snohomish County deputy prosecutor last month reviewed emails between the man and his...

Date: 10/07/2015 | Local News

Judge to decide future of sex crime case against ex-police sergeant

EVERETT — A Snohomish County judge was expected to rule Wednesday morning whether a prosecutor's review of emails between a divorce lawyer and a former Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes was a...

Date: 10/07/2015 | Local News

Couple charged in teacher’s sex relationship with teen

PEORIA, Ariz. — Police said an Arizona high school teacher had a sexual relationship with a teenage student for years and that his wife, who is also a teacher, failed to report it.Peoria police have arrested 45-year-old Brian Woolsey and his wife, Jennifer Woolsey.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Nation & World

Oregon wrestling coach accused of abusing 6 boys

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police arrested a former Gresham High School wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing six boys.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Northwest

Police warn residents of sex offender in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender living in Lynnwood.Arthur Lee Martinez, 55, is a Level II offender. He has moved to the 18900 block of Highway 99.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News

Fugitive accused of torturing prostitutes in Oregon found in Mexico

PORTLAND, Ore. — A fugitive wanted in the kidnapping and torture of two prostitutes nearly a quarter century ago is back in an Oregon jail after being arrested in Mexico.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Northwest

Seattle teacher accused of sexual misconduct in Ohio fired

SEATTLE — A teacher at Seattle’s prestigious Lakeside School has been fired after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor in another state.KING-TV reported that the misconduct allegedly took place in a suburb outside Columbus, Ohio.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Northwest

Charges against Monroe officer could be dismissed

EVERETT — A prosecutor’s recent clicks with a computer mouse may have put in jeopardy the case against a former Monroe police sergeant accused of sex crimes with a girl he met long ago while teaching a drug-education...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Local News

Vancouver drama teacher sentenced for sex with student

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Group targets people who seek sex online while at work

SEATTLE — A new public-private partnership in King County targets people who solicit sex online while on the job.The BEST Employers Alliance, created by local nonprofit Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST), was announced Tuesday.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Stevens County massage therapist charged with raping client

OLYMPIA — State health officials have suspended the license of a massage therapist charged with raping a client in eastern Washington.Washington state Department of Health officials said in a news release Tuesday they have suspended the license of Gregory Dean Pritchett.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Northwest

Pierce County man sentenced for pimping, child rape

PORT ORCHARD — A Pierce County man convicted of pimping and raping underage girls has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.The Kitsap Sun reported 33-year-old Ricky Lee Grundy Jr. was sentenced in Kitsap Superior Court Friday.

Date: 09/26/2015 | Northwest

Saudi prince arrested on sex crime charge

LOS ANGELES — A Saudi prince who allegedly tried to force a female worker to perform a sex act on him inside a massive property near Beverly Hills has now been accused of attacking other women in the home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Date: 09/26/2015 | Nation & World

Man gets 5 years for having sex with teen runaway

OLYMPIA — A Thurston County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a teenage runaway.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Northwest

Oregon firefighter denies assaulting co-worker on Texas trip

PORTLAND, Ore. — Port of Portland firefighter told investigators that he called a co-worker’s hotel room about 2 a.m. during a training trip in Texas, went to her room with beer, gave her one of his prescription Ambien pills, then had sex with her.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Northwest

1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Nation & World

Yakima man who met girls on Facebook pleads guilty to child rape charges

YAKIMA — A Yakima man accused of having sex with underage girls after befriending them on a social media site pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree child rape.The Yakima Herald reported that Austin Bates entered the plea Friday in Yakima County Superior Court.

Date: 09/20/2015 | Northwest

Police make gun arrest after call about sex in public

GRESHAM, Ore. — Gresham police have arrested a man accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm after officers were called about a couple having sex on the hood of a car.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Man convicted of raping 3 women in Seattle in 2014

SEATTLE — A King County jury has found a man guilty of raping three women, including two sex workers, during a 15-day period in 2014.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Untested rape kits pile up in Portland, despite promises

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal grant could help the Portland Police Bureau make progress on a backlog of untested sexual assault kits that has more than doubled despite promises to eliminate it.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Northwest

Seattle police say bystanders help catch sex offender

SEATTLE — Police say bystanders helped catch a registered sex offender after he groped a woman at a Seattle bus stop.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Northwest

Oregon to receive $4 million to analyze rape kits

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will receive $4 million in funds as part of a national effort to reduce the thousands of backlogged rape evidence kits that haven’t yet been tested.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Jury selection set in Pennsylvania priest’s sex tourism case

PITTSBURGH— Jury selection began Tuesday for a suspended western Pennsylvania Catholic priest charged with traveling to Honduras to have sex with poor street children during missionary trips.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Nation & World

Oregon judge drops case against prominent gay-rights activist

EUGENE, Ore. — A judge on Tuesday dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean after the alleged teenage victim refused to testify against him.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Renton man guilty of public indecency in Lynnwood seeks pardon

SEATTLE — A 50-year-old Renton man who pleaded guilty to public indecency in the 1990s is seeking a pardon from Gov. Jay Inslee.Rodney Antonson exposed himself to an undercover police officer in a Lynnwood park in 1995.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Man extradited from Mexico to be arraigned for Bellevue rape

BELLEVUE — Bellevue police say a 32-year-old man who fled to Mexico to avoid facing child rape charges has been extradited from Mexico. Victor Cerda is to be arraigned Tuesday in King County Superior Court.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Northwest

Former prep school student convicted of sex charges

CONCORD, N.H. — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of forcible rape but convicted of lesser sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could sleep...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Nation & World

Judge awards $5M to man abused by priest in Yakima

SPOKANE — A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

Woman accused of raping teen says she may have been drunk

TRI-CITIES — A woman accused of raping a teenage boy claims that she may have been drunk when it happened.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Clarkston man sentenced to 25 years for 2013 rape

CLARKSTON — A Clarkston man convicted of raping a woman delivering a box of food was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.An Asotin County judge issued the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Zachary J. Biggs.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest

Josh Duggar calls himself 'hypocrite,' admits cheating on wife

Josh Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" fame has pronounced himself "the biggest hypocrite ever" and admitted to cheating on his wife after it was revealed Wednesday that he had paid accounts with Ashley Madison, the affair-facilitating website that was hacked a...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

Aussie Jehovah’s Witnesses face child sex abuse probe

SYDNEY — The abuse was meticulously catalogued. From 1950 to 2014, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society amassed some 5,000 files detailing sexual abuse of Australian children by 1,006 of its members, who believe only they — the Jehovah’s Witnesses — proclaim the truth about God.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Nation & World

ISIS leader repeatedly raped former U.S. hostage

WASHINGTON — American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Nation & World

Prosecutor: Twitter reports SeaTac man’s child rape images

SEATTLE — A federal grand jury has indicted a 43-year-old SeaTac man on charges that he distributed images of child rape through Twitter.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

Decriminalize sex trade, Amnesty International urges

LONDON — Amnesty International approved a controversial policy Tuesday to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints from some women’s rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Nation & World

Man accused of animal abuse pleads not guilty to sex crimes in Pierce County

OLYMPIA — A man awaiting trial on animal cruelty charges in Thurston County has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting minors in Pierce County.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Northwest

Prominent Oregon activist Terry Bean’s sex abuse trial rescheduled

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Lane County judge has postponed the sex abuse trial of prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean to give investigators more time to track down the alleged 17-year-old victim, who has gone into hiding.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Northwest

Campus rape investigations a police matter

"The price of a college education should never be the risk of a sexual assault," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, told a Senate hearing Wednesday. Too many colleges don't treat rape, she observed, as "the violent felony that it actually is." Her solution is...

Date: 08/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Former Everett firefighter gets 8 months in jail for sex crimes

SEATTLE — A former Everett firefighter was sentenced Friday to eight months in jail for sex crimes.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Sirens

Vancouver drama teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

VANCOUVER — A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest

Lynnwood police warn of sex offender

LYNNWOOD — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to Lynnwood.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sirens

Assault victim sues Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace

EDMONDS — The woman who was sexually assaulted by a former police officer is suing Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, alleging the cities failed to protect her from Daniel Lavely.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Local News

Bellingham soccer referee gets 3 years on child porn charges

BELLINGHAM — A former Bellingham youth soccer referee faces three years in federal prison for posing as a teenage girl online to get access to child pornography.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest

Oregon man pleads guilty to taking Washington girlfriend’s toddler to Oregon for sex abuse

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man has admitted taking his girlfriend’s toddler across state lines for sexual abuse.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest

Man gets 27 years for raping stepdaughter, 6, and letting others abuse her

EVERETT — A veteran Snohomish County judge refused to show a child rapist any leniency, saying the Marysville man treated his 6-year-old stepdaughter like a "sex toy" when he raped her and offered her up to other pedophiles.Superior Court Judge Linda Krese...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Edmonds residents warned of neighboring rapist

EDMONDS — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted rapist who has moved to Edmonds.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Police issue updated description of indecent exposure suspect

MARYSVILLE — Police continue to look for a man accused of exposing himself in Marysville earlier this month.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Convicted felon accused of selling underage girls for sex

EVERETT — For the second time in a month Snohomish County prosecutors have filed charges against someone accused of selling underage girls for sex.The cases share numerous similarities: The girls were advertised on, met customers in local motel rooms and...

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

Former Everett firefighter pleads guilty to sex crimes

SEATTLE — A former Everett firefighter faces up to a year behind bars after pleading guilty to sex crimes.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Sirens

Man sought for indecent exposure in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who exposed himself in Marysville on July 3.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Sirens

Cosby detailed his womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

Under oath in a hotel — away from the TV cameras and the soapbox where he did his public moralizing — Bill Cosby sketched a very different image of America’s Dad: a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes, claimed to be adept at reading their unspoken desires...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Murder charges filed in 1975 disappearance of sisters

WHEATON, Md. — Authorities on Wednesday announced first-degree murder charges against an imprisoned sex offender in the disappearance of two sisters from a suburban Maryland mall in 1975, bringing some clarity to the baffling case that made parents question whether to allow children out of their...

Date: 07/15/2015 | Nation & World

Olympia man pleads guilty to child molestation charges

OLYMPIA — A 36-year-old Olympia man has pleaded guilty to five counts of child molestation and a child assault charge.The Olympian reported that Brandon Hughes-Ranahan entered his pleas on Monday in Thurston County Superior Court.

Date: 07/13/2015 | Northwest

Former teacher gets 2-30 years for student sex

FARMINGTON, Utah — A judge sentenced a former high school English teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male students to at least two and up to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Date: 07/09/2015 | Nation & World

13-year-old charged with raping girl on Chimacum school bus

PORT TOWNSEND — Officials say a 13-year-old boy attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus and has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Northwest

Fugitive Watch

The state Department of Corrections' Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names. Marcus Neble

Date: 07/03/2015 | Sirens

Sex offenders sue, cite religious beliefs

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawsuit filed on behalf of two registered sex offenders cites Indiana’s new religious objections law in arguing they’ve been wrongly prohibited from worshipping at churches that have schools on the same property.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

Kirkland man gets 15 years for preying on teen boys via video games

SEATTLE — A Kirkland man with a prior conviction for a child sex offense has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for preying on teenage boys through computer games.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge

PORTLAND, Ore. — The drummer for the classic-rock band Journey sat in jail Tuesday after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Northwest

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