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Alvidrez sentenced to rape of a child

By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
November 7, 2012 · 12:12 PM
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Enumclaw’s Samuel Shane Alvidrez was sentenced to six months behind bars and ordered to register as a sex offender, having previously pleaded guilty to attempted rape of a child in the third degree.

The former Enumclaw businessman was sentenced Oct. 26 by Judge Mariane Spearman in King County Superior Court.

In late September, Alvidrez offered an Alford plea, which allows him to maintain his innocence while agreeing that sufficient evidence exists to result in a guilty verdict, should he go before a judge or jury.

The case against Alvidrez was investigated by the Enumclaw Police Department and began in March 2011 when the victim’s father told police his 15-year-old daughter had been in a sexual relationship with Alvidrez. The girl had first met Alvidrez in 2009 when she began taking classes as his martial arts studio. She told investigators the two first had sexual contact in early 2010 and the contact continued into January 2011, both at the Cole Street studio and at the Alvidrez home in Enumclaw.

 

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