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Paris Achen

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Investigators: Acupuncturist may have other rape victims

By Paris Achen October 31, 2014 11:37 a.m.

Investigators suspect that an acupuncturist accused of raping a patient at his Vancouver office may have other victims, a Clark County prosecutor said today.

Child-rape case heads to the jury

By Paris Achen October 30, 2014 9:07 p.m.

Jury deliberations are set to begin Friday in the trial of former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher Warren, who is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl with a pencil last year inside his central Vancouver home.

Clark County eyes expert panel to evaluate ill defendants

By Paris Achen October 29, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Clark County may become the second county in the state to use a panel of local experts to evaluate mentally ill defendants, rather than ask the state hospital to perform competency evaluations, local officials said.

Former officer denies child-rape allegations

By Paris Achen October 29, 2014 6:55 p.m.

Former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher R. Warren took the stand Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to deny allegations that he raped a 5-year-old girl with a pencil last year inside his central Vancouver home.

Girl, 6, testifies former police officer raped her

By Paris Achen October 28, 2014 2:59 p.m.

A 6-year-old girl testified in Clark County Superior Court today that former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher R. Warren raped her with a pencil last year at Warren's central Vancouver home.

Bail reduced in baby homicide case

By Paris Achen October 28, 2014 1:43 p.m.

A Clark County judge has reduced bail from $750,000 to $600,000 for a Vancouver man accused of killing his infant son by throwing him several feet onto a changing table.

Former Oregon police officer's child rape trial begins

By Paris Achen October 27, 2014 7:09 p.m.

The jury trial of a former Beaverton, Ore., police officer accused of raping a 5-year-old girl began Monday in Clark County Superior Court.

Third accomplice gets a year in home-invasion robbery

By Paris Achen October 24, 2014 10:23 a.m.

An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty and was sentenced today to 365 days of confinement for his role in a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 in an apartment in Vancouver’s Sifton neighborhood. His two accomplices were found guilty Thursday of multiple crimes related to the robbery.

Vancouver man gets 90 days in gun incident

By Paris Achen October 23, 2014 9:17 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges connected with an alleged hate crime involving a gun at Vancouver's QuarterDeck Bar in March 2013.

2 men convicted in Sifton home invasion

By Paris Achen October 23, 2014 9 p.m.

A Clark County jury found two Vancouver men guilty of committing a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 in an apartment in Vancouver's Sifton neighborhood. The two victims were tied up with cords and forced inside a bedroom closet.

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