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Former Colville Police Officer Sentenced For Multiple Sex Crimes

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Rex Newport was sentenced to 29 months in prison for multiple sex crimes. Rex Newport was sentenced to 29 months in prison for multiple sex crimes.
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - A month after entering an "Alford Plea" to multiple sex crimes, former Colville Police Officer Rex Newport was sentenced on Tuesday.

Newport entered the plea back in February to charges of Residential Burglary, Unlawful Imprisonment With Sexual Motivation, 1st Degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct, Making a False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant and Official Misconduct. The Alford Plea means that Newport isn't admitting guilt, but believes he would be found guilty if his case went to trial. 

The prosecution agreed to the plea deal because they say there were "significant evidentiary issues" and the victims expressed concern over having to testify during a trial.Court documents say Newport showed up at one victim's house after a bar closed uninvited. Those same documents said Newport drank some alcohol, then left on a police call saying he was going to return. Once Newport returned, the court documents said Newport put his handcuffs and buckled his gun belt on the victim, then raped her.

Another victim said that Newport pulled her over several times after she had been drinking heavily, and rather than investigate her for a DUI, Newport told her to follow him to a secluded area where they could have sex. The victim said in the court documents that she felt as though she would be arrested for a DUI if she did not comply.

The standard sentencing range for all of Newport's charges was 22-29 months and Newport received the maximum amount of time, 29 months to be served concurrently. During sentencing, Newport told the judge that he has found God and wants to be a minister. 

Newport was also ordered to pay $500 to the victims, $200 for court costs, $100 for DNA testing, $50 for a jail/booking fee, and a $250 attorney fee.
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