Lawsuit: Former Bellevue College dean raped assistant for years

Multiple people have complained against the man, attorneys claim By Lynsi Burton, SeattlePI Updated 4:09 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Editor’s note: SeattlePI is withholding the plaintiff’s name to protect her privacy. After S.R. began working at Bellevue College in 2009, as a front desk representative for the Assistant Dean for Student Programs, she was promoted quickly from a … Read More

State to pay $3 million to families of Salkum murder victims

By Stephanie Schendel | The Daily News The state has agreed to pay a $3 million settlement to the families of the victims in the 2010 Salkum-area triple-homicide, which was committed by an ex-convict who was supposed to be under strict state supervision. Department of Corrections supervision of John Allen Booth Jr. and accomplice Ryan J. McCarthy was horribly lax, … Read More

Woman sues state over sexual assault at detention center

By Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times A 19-year-old who was sexually assaulted by a guard at a state juvenile-detention center last year has filed a lawsuit claiming the state failed to properly supervise the guard or protect her from his advances. In a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court last month, the young woman’s attorneys claim the state … Read More

Teen inmate says state failed to stop guard’s sexual assault

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI A former inmate at Echo Glen Children’s School claims the state failed to stop the guard who sexually assaulted her. The lawsuit comes just days after the youth rehabilitation center settled a separate sexual harassment complaint filed by a former employee. In court documents, the young woman’s attorney argues that Echo Glen staff … Read More

Jury awards fired prosecutor $3 million

By LEVI PULKKINEN | The Seattle PI A former deputy prosecutor won a $3 million jury award Friday in a wrongful termination suit against the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. Barbara Corey rose to the top of her profession during her 24 years as a prosecutor, playing a part in high-profile criminal cases, including the prosecution of Spokane serial killer Robert … Read More