King County Sheriff John Urquhart won’t face charges in alleged rape almost 15 years ago
King County Sheriff John Urquhart won’t face criminal charges based on a woman’s recent claims that he raped her almost 15 years ago, prosecutors said.
Prosecutor Dan Satterberg’s office issued a statement this week that said investigators have determined the alleged sex assault “is beyond the criminal Statute of Limitations, which would have expired 10 years from the date of the occurrence.”
“Even if within the Statute of Limitations, the evidence obtained during this investigation is insufficient to support criminal charges,” the statement added.
The sheriff issued his own statement: “As I’ve said all along, no crime ever occurred. The Prosecutor’s Office confirms exactly that.”