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Washington State Man Sentenced For Child Rape in Canada

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A 63-year-old Port Townsend, Washington, man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for raping a 6-year-old child while on a vacation in Canada.

John Timothy Whicher pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place in February 2021.

According to court records, Whicher took the child to Ontario, Canada to stay at a family cabin in 2017.

When the child returned from the trip, the child told a parent about the molestation, saying Whicher said to keep it a secret.

The parent reported it to the Port Townsend Police.



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