The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Jeremy Burnham

Kuest rape trial begins in Adams County Superior Court


Last updated 1/30/2020 at 9:19am

The trial of Ritzville man Michael Anthony Kuest, 27, is underway as jury selection began on Tuesday. The trial will proceed immediately after a jury is selected and seated.

Kuest is facing charges in connection to an alleged incident on June 3, 2019, in which he is accused of raping a Spokane woman whom he invited to visit him in Ritzville, according to court documents. The Adams County Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges on June 5, 2019.

A series of continuances have caused the trial to be delayed from its originally scheduled date of July 23 all the way into 2020. These delays ha...

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