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Former Buckley councilman sentenced for child rape

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Oct. 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
October 25, 2012 1:28 pm

A former Buckley city councilman was sentenced today to 10 years, 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree child rape and indecent liberties.

Randy Reed, 55, will only serve 12 months in Pierce County Jail because he qualified for a special sentencing alternative since he is a first-time offender and knew the three victims.

Pierce County prosecutors claimed Reed sexually abused the 7-year-old daughter of a woman he knew and molested two teenage girls he also knew.

The remainder of Reed’s sentence was suspended but he will have to register as a sex offender and be on lifelong probation. If he violates any of the 35-40 conditions, the court can revoke the sentence suspension and send him to prison. Reed must also undergo sex offender treatment for three to five years.

Deputy prosecutor Tim Lewis said the victims agreed to the alternative sentence.

“We wouldn’t have done it otherwise,” he said.

Also at the sentencing, Reed’s attorney made a motion to seal the former councilman’s psychosexual evaluation. The victim’s mother and media in the courtroom objected. Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper will hold a hearing Monday morning on the matter.

Reed resigned his post from the council last month after serving for 18 years.

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