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CASE NAME:State v. Lee Giles
ALL PLAINTIFFS:State of Washington
ALL DEFENDANTS:Lee William Giles, Maureen Elizabeth Wear
CITATION:160 Wn.2d 424
DOCKET NUMBER:06-1-03604-4, 06-1-03616-8
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article, The Seattle Times
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Lisa R. Worswick
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:State Court
STATE:Washington
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STATE COUNTY:Pierce County
AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:3 +
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
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CASE CATEGORIZATION:Pornography
FIRST CHARGE:First-degree child rape
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FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Second-degree child rape
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SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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THIRD CHARGE:First-degree Child Molestation
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THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FOURTH CHARGE:Third-degree assault of a child
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FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FIFTH CHARGE:Possessing Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation of Minor
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:19 years
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APPEAL:Yes
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SUMMARY:Lee Giles, a retired police officer of the Tacoma Police Department, and his girlfriend Maureen Wear, a former civilian employee of the Tacoma Police Department were charged with various sex crimes against children.

Giles raped a developmentally disabled boy who was a relative of Wear and videotaped the sexual abuse of two young female relatives. One of the girls was 8 years old, while the other was around 3 or 4 years old. Police were informed through a tip-off from the boy who had moved in with his father.

Giles started sexually abusing the boy when he was 6 or 7 years old by having oral sex with the boy. Giles videoed himself and the boy fondling each other. The boy alleged that the assault continued from when he was aged 8 to around 14 or 15. Videotape evidence shows the boy, encouraged by Giles, fondling Wear.

Videotape evidence also shows Wear dressing the girls in adult clothing while rubbing lotion on them in a way clearly intended for the camera. The video showed Giles positioning the girls in a sexual pose as well. Video evidence shows girl in potty-training underwear crying.

Appeal concerned with disclosure of video evidence.

Approval Status:Approved
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