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Thursday, 01 September 2011 12:32

 

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

(© 2011 Journal Group Link International)

   

C HICAGO (jGLi) --  The two-day 41-count rape trial against an American, who allegedly raped a Filipina after luring her to come to the United States, will start on November 14 at the Superior Court of Jefferson County in Washington State.

 

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Scott W. Rosekrans of Port Townsend, Washington told this reporter over the phone that Patrick John McAllister of Brinnon, Washington is slated for an omnibus hearing on Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m.

 

McAllister's pre-trial hearing is scheduled on Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m. prior to the jury trial on Nov. 14 and 15.

 

The court date for the 48-year-old McAllister comes after he pleaded not guilty to the 41-count rape charges before Court Commissioner Keith Harper during his arraignment last Aug. 26.

 

Court records obtained by this reporter from Atty. David Alvarez, public records officer of the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners in Port Townsend, show McAllister faces 19-count of second-degree rape charges; 10-count third-degree rape charges; and 11-count fourth-degree rape charges.

 

A second-degree charge of rape is characterized by “forcible compulsion,” whose conviction calls for a penalty of a maximum life in prison and/or $50,000 fine; a third-degree rape charge involves an unmarried person, who did not consent to the sexual assault and calls for a maximum of five years imprisonment and/or fine of $10,000; while a fourth degree rape charge involves “intentional assault” and carries a one year imprisonment or $5,000 fine or both.

 

The criminal information did not identify the rape victim filed by Washington State against McAllister.

 

But it was reported that the victim is a 22-year-old woman from the Philippines, who was promised marriage by McAllister.

 

McAllister is out on a $100,000 bail bond. McAllister’s lawyer, Lance Hester, in an e-mail to this reporter, merely confirmed that he is McAllister’s lawyer and McAllister pleaded “not guilty” before a court commissioner.

 

It was disclosed that McAllister was introduced to the woman by a relative. Mcallister visited her in 2008 and promised to marry her. The woman arrived in March 2010 and was brought to McAllister’s home. The woman complained that she was raped by McAllister for more than a month before she could flee. # # #

 

Editor’s Note: To contact the author, please e-mail him at: (lariosa_jos@sbcglobal.net)

 

 


 

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