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Spokane Man Faces Charges For Alleged Rape In Cemetery

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(CBS Seattle) — A man has been charged with second-degree rape after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her on Saturday at a cemetery in Spokane.

Court documents say the alleged incident involving Dylan Anstrom, 36, and the victim took place near the banks of the Spokane River at Riverside Memorial Park around 3 am on Saturday. The alleged victim came to Spokane to receive mental health services and stayed at a women’s shelter before meeting Anstrom at the downtown bus depot Friday evening, according to the Spokesman-Review.

Anstrom reportedly took the woman to the cemetery after she told him she needed a place to stay. The alleged attack took place at an encampment Anstrom had set up earlier on the bank of the river, away from the gravestones, according to court documents.

According to police records, the victim claims Anstrom became angry after the attack and started pacing around the area while the victim quoted the Bible and called her alleged attacker a “sinner.”

The victim was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital and examined after she called police with Anstrom’s cellphone. Anstrom was arrested and immediately asked for an attorney, according to police.

Anstrom remains in Spokane County Jail.

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