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Pullman minor sentenced following accusations of rape

Abess pleads guilty in court

COLFAX — The 17-year-old Pullman High School student accused of rape pleaded guilty in court last Thursday, August 3, to gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation charges.

Wazni Abess, 17, was sentenced by Judge Gary Libey to 15 days in juvenile detention, 12 months of community supervision, 150 hours of community restitution, and will be under a two-year sexual assault protection order, according to the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office. He must also undergo a psychosexual evaluation and any recommended treatment.

Wazni Abess was sixteen years old when he was charged wit...


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