Man Accused Of Raping Woman In Front Of Kids Pleads Not Guilty - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Accused Of Raping Woman In Front Of Kids Pleads Not Guilty

KENT, Wash. -  A man who investigators say raped a woman in front of her two young children pleaded not guilty on Monday.

Phillip D. Baldwin, 20, has been charged with second-degree rape in the attack at the woman's Covington home.

He also pleaded not guilty to an attempted rape in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood during his brief court appearance.

In the Covington attack, investigators said Baldwin tricked the victim into letting him into her house on September 30 by telling her that he was a high school student working on a project.

He then threatened to harm her children -- an infant and a toddler -- if she didn't cooperate, police said. Baldwin forced the woman to strip and sexually assaulted her, investigators said.

He was captured later that week at a home in Maple Valley.

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