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Sentence for former Spokane Police Officer convicted of rape pushed back again

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Former Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis, who was convicted of raping a fellow officer earlier this year, will now be sentenced in July. 

Ennis was supposed to appear in court Friday for a hearing, but Judge Moreno moved that hearing to July 13. 

And his sentencing has been moved to a week later, on July 20. 

Ennis was accused of raping a fellow police officer at a Colbert house party on Oct. 25, 2015. He had testified that the female victim was alert and conscious up to and during the alleged assault. In March Ennis was convicted, but his sentencing has been pushed back twice since then.

In court earlier this month, Ennis said his previous attorney was told by the attorney of the man who hosted the party, that the victim had consensual sex with that man, and mistook him for Gordon Ennis. 

However, during his trial Ennis testified that the victim initiated sexual contact with him. The victim testified that she awoke to Ennis’ fingers inside her without her consent.

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