A former Fort Lewis soldier could spend more than two years in prison after convictions for child rape and furnishing liquor to a minor stemming from a December 2008 incident in Pacific County.
Here’s the press release:
Ft. Lewis Soldier Convicted of Rape of a Child in the Third Degree and Furnishing Liquor to a Minor.
After a three-day jury trial which ended on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, former Army enlisted man William N. Valdiviez, of Houston, Texas, was convicted of one count of Rape of a Child in the Third Degree and one count of Furnishing Liquor to a Minor, in the Pacific County Superior Court.
In December, 2008, Mr. Valdiviez, then 25 years of age, who was in the U.S. Army at the time, was vacationing with family members at the Surfside Inn in Ocean Park, Washington. His grandparents had flown in from Texas along with three of his cousins, including the victim in the case, age 14. The purpose of the trip was for the family to visit with William, who was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington; to celebrate the holidays; and also to celebrate the victim’s 15th birthday. She was to turn 15 on December 25, 2008. Mr. Valdiviez’s girlfriend from Tacoma, Washington, was also in Pacific County for the vacation, as was Mr. Validiviez’s mother, his step-father, and his half-sister.
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