Colville officer investigated for sexual misconduct

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 2:32 PM

COLVILLE, Wash. -- The Stevens County Sheriff and Prosecutor say a Colville Police officer is being investigated for sexual misconduct.

Officer Rex Newport is being investigated for sexual misconduct.

As early as two weeks ago, Colville Chief of Police told the Stevens County Sheriff's Office about an accusation of sexual misconduct against an officer. The Chief requested the Sheriff investigate the case, which involved Rex Newport.

The Sheriff and Prosecutor won't say anything specific about the allegations besides it involving sexual misconduct. The Prosecutor is waiting for the investigation to finish. He says it's an egregious accusation he's aware of.

The Prosecutor has not yet reviewed any material from the case and no charges have been filed.

Newport is currently on administrative leave.

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