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Detectives investigate sexual-assault incident


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Spokane Valley detectives are investigating a reported assault where the adult female victim stated a male suspect forced her to give him oral sex after she had accepted a ride from him.
The victim also said the suspect was armed with a handgun, said Deputy Mark Gregory, police spokesman.

On Saturday at approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to assist a Washington State Patrol trooper who contacted a female who was waving her arms and screaming for help while walking on Interstate 90.

The victim stated she parked her truck, which had run out of gas, at the 7-Eleven located at Division and Second Avenue. She began walking toward the Motel 6 near Argonne Road where a friend was staying when a male in a tan or silver 2000s Chevrolet Cavalier stopped and asked her if she needed a ride. She accepted and got into the vehicle.

The male drove onto I-90 and she asked where the male was going because she felt this wasn’t the correct way to get to her friend’s, but the male didn’t answer. The victim stated she was on the phone at this time but the suspect grabbed the phone, tossed it in the back seat and told her it was the last call she would ever make.

The suspect began ordering her to remove parts of her clothing just prior to exiting I-90 at Argonne. Instead of turning north toward the hotel, the suspect turned south and then east on Mission. The suspect turned north from Mission and drove to the secluded area with an A-frame structure north of the park next to I-90.

The victim said she demanded to be let go but the male began calling her several derogatory names and told her to go inside the structure. Once inside, he demanded she remove her clothes before he exited the building and went back to his vehicle. As she began to follow his demands, she said the suspect returned with a black semiauto pistol and pointed it at her.

The victim stated she begged the suspect to use the condom she had but he refused. He then told her if she behaved, she would survive.

The victim stated she was ordered to perform oral sex before the suspect went back to his car and drove away.
The victim stated she got dressed, jumped the fence onto I-90 and began attempting to summon help.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, with shoulder length straight brown hair with a goatee and mustache.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident, can help or witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Mission Park around this time frame is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233, reference No. 10033826.

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