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Pleads 'not guilty' to extortion


March 28, 2019

Kyle Gaumitz, 24, Pullman, pleaded not guilty in superior court Friday morning to five charges of extortion with sexual motivation. Judge Gary Libey allowed Gaumitz continued pre-trial release, but said he had a concern for public safety because of the serial nature of the alleged crimes, and he ordered any use of computers by Gaumitz to be monitored to insure the defendant does not contact victims, other possible victims or possible witnesses.

The WSU investigation report filed March 5 with the charges against Gaumitz included a long list of contacts in which he allegedly threaten women t...

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