On-duty sexual misconduct sends former Colville officer to prison

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 6:20 PM

COLVILLE, Wash.—A judge sentenced a former Colville Police Department officer to almost two-and-a-half years in prison.

Rex Newport was order to serve time for sexual misconduct while on-duty.
 
Newport pleaded guilty to multiple felony and misdemeanor charges  in February after five women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Charging papers show the first woman to come forward reported being sexually assaulted by Officer Rex Newport at her apartment in Colville in March 2013.

The woman said Newport handcuffed her and then later had sexual intercourse with her, according to charging papers. The papers also said the woman went to the hospital for a sexual assault examination and reported the incident to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

Court documents said after the first woman reported her encounter with Newport, several other women reported to the SCSO that Newport had also made sexual advances toward them while he was on duty.

The SCSO included documentation of four other women who were targeted in documents filed with the court.

The Attorney General’s Office filed charges on behalf of the Stevens County Prosecutor’s Office on Oct. 4, 2013.

Newport pleaded guilty to residential burglary, unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation, custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree, making a false or misleading statement to a public servant and Official misconduct.

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