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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Tukwila man charged with raping WSU student

They met through friends using the Bumble dating app


COLFAX – Two people using the Bumble dating app introduced two friends and it ended with one raping a 20-year-old Washington State University student.

Matthew A, Gladden, 18, of Tukwila, was charged in Whitman County Superior Court on May 12 with rape in the second degree and assault in the second degree with sexual motivation.

He enters a plea during his pending arraignment on May 21.

Gladden met the student through a friend. The male friend met a woman through the dating app Bumble.

Gladden’s friend and the victim’s friend agreed to meet at Reany Park and each bring another person....

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