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Neighbor describes moments after suspected child rape victim ran from suspect's home

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A neighbor of Dr. Craig Morgenstern told KHQ what happened the night Morgenstern's alleged victim showed up at her house asking for help. A neighbor of Dr. Craig Morgenstern told KHQ what happened the night Morgenstern's alleged victim showed up at her house asking for help.
STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. -

On Wednesday, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen announced the arrest of Spokane VA physician Craig Morgenstern. Morgenstern was arrested on a charge of Second Degree Rape of a Child after a 13-year-old boy said Morgenstern gave him some hot chocolate that made him fall asleep, and then woke up to Morgenstern performing sexual acts on him. 

Shortly after waking up, the boy was able to make it to a neighbor's house to get help. The family inside heard him knocking and were able to keep him safe until deputies arrived.

KHQ spoke with that neighbor, who did not want her name used, and she said was in bed with her husband when they heard a knock at their door. When they answered they found the boy crying on their doorstep, saying that a man was after him and he was afraid for his life.

The neighbor says the boy was already on a cell phone with 911 when they answered the door. The boy told dispatchers that he had come to the house hoping someone was home because they had a light on and if no one answered he was going to hide in a nearby garbage can until deputies arrived.

Once he was safely inside, the neighbor was able to calm the boy down, and he told her what happened.

The neighbor, who lives just a few houses away from Dr. Morgenstern, said she she doesn't know him but she's concerned that there could be other victims because of all the kids in the neighborhood.

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