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Former Spokane cop denied new trial after rape conviction

August 17, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt on the victim’s testimony.

Ennis also alleged that prosecutors violated his rights when they told the jury during closing arguments that he did not talk to investigators before testifying in open court.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno rejected his arguments for a new trial.

Ennis is scheduled to be sentenced next week.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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