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...