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SPOKANE, Wash-The trial of a man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in a Clarkston motel is set to begin today. 27-year-old Anthony Putnam is charged with second degree rape and second degree assault. Police say the victim was an acquaintance of his. If convicted, Putnam could face a life sentence.
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