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Jury verdict halted on rape charge


June 13, 2019

Thomas L. Culhane, 23, Camas, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of second-degree assault with intent to commit rape after a March 28 motion to stop judgment on a jury's verdict for conviction on second-degree rape.

The jury's verdict followed a three-day trial on four charges. The jury found Culhane guilty of one charge of second-degree rape and a charge of furnishing liquor to minors.

They found him not guilty to a second charge of second-degree rape and a charge of assault. Both of the rape charges and assault involved the same female victim.

During their deliberation, the jury s...

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