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Social worker accused of extorting sex for family services

COLFAX — A 34-year-old former social worker in Colfax is accused of extorting a woman for sex in exchange for helping her get her children back.

Robert Tarver has been charged with Receiving Unlawful Compensation, Extortion in the Second Degree, and Perjury in the First Degree.

Tarver pleaded not guilty to the Whitman County Superior Court charges on the morning of Friday, June 9. Court Commissioner Doug Robinson placed Tarver on pretrial release without bond at the recommendation of the prosecutor’s office.

Colfax Police Officer Perry Tate assisted in leading a department investigation that r...


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