Washington judge arrested for raping woman in his chambers

Mail Online | 4/12/2019 | Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
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A judge in Washington has been arrested for raping and assaulting a member of staff in the courthouse where he worked.

Judge Scott Gallina, 55, has been arrested for second-degree rape, fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and indecent liberties.

Court - Documents - Victim - Gallina - Behaviour

Court documents say that when the victim confronted Gallina about his behaviour he told her he 'could not help it because he liked beautiful women'.

Gallina reportedly started inappropriately touching the victim in his chambers at the Asotin County Courthouse a month after she started working there.

Door - Room - Gallina - Shoulder - Rubs

Ensuring the door was always locked after she entered the room, Gallina allegedly began by hugging and giving shoulder rubs without her consent in May 2017.

It is claimed he then progressed to unzipping her clothing and fondling her breasts, and grinding himself against her.

Woman - Police - Gallina - Choke - Hold

The woman told police that Gallina put her into a choke hold and sexually assaulted her with his fingers, only stopping when someone knocked on the door.

She told investigators all of the incidents over a two-year period occurred in the judge's chambers, and often happened during a courtroom break.

Woman - Incidents - Job - One - Gallina

The woman said she did not report the incidents before because she was scared of losing her job, and worried that no one would believe her as Gallina was a...
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