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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

Wenatchee man pleads not guilty

Charged with second-degree attempted rape of a child


Last updated 1/4/2022 at 1:14pm

RITZVILLE – A Wenatchee man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted rape of a child.

Royal Eaton Dana, 32, of Wenatchee, pleaded not guilty Jan. 3 in Adams County Superior Court, records show.

The charge stems from a Dec. 16 arrest by Othello police.

According to the probable cause statement, the arrest was made after detectives responded to an online ad, and carried on a text message conversation with the defendant, while impersonating a 13-year-old girl, records show.

Dana allegedly drove from Wenatchee to meet the “girl” in the parking lot of the municipal pool, record...

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