Spokane rape sentence likely life term for man, 61 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane rape sentence likely life term for man, 61

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A former security supervisor for The Spokesman-Review was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison for raping two girls over a period of years.

Robert J. Robel pleaded guilty in August and was sentenced Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

His lawyer says the 61-year-old has health issues and will likely die in prison.

Robel was suspended from his job at the newspaper in September 2008 after his arrest.

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