"West Tied to Sex Abuse in '70s, Using Office to Lure Young Men" - Bill Morlin - Spokesman Review

"West Tied to Sex Abuse in '70s, Using Office to Lure Young Men" - Bill Morlin - Spokesman Review

Allegations shadow politician throughout his career

by: Bill Morlin | publication date: May 5, 2005 | Publication: The Spokesman-Review |

"For a quarter century, the man who is now Spokane's mayor has used positions of public trust – as a sheriff's deputy, Boy Scout leader and powerful politician – to develop sexual relationships with boys and young men.
One man, Robert J. Galliher, claims in a court deposition that Jim West molested him in the mid-1970s when he was a boy and West was a Spokane County sheriff's deputy and Boy Scout leader. . ."

Spokesman Review reporter Bill Morlin exposes sexual abuse of young men by Spokane's Mayor, Jim West.

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