Thursday, October 12, 2006

Charges Dropped in Luring Case

King County prosecutors withdrew charges against a man arrested for luring and indecent exposure. An 11-year-old girl reported an incident with a man in a white van, and police focused on this Robert Powell. Now, four months later, they have another suspect and believe Powell to be innocent. Wrong arrest in luring case, Seattle P-I, Oct. 11, 2006.

"Knowing what we know now, we would have not charged" Powell, said Mark Larson, chief criminal deputy for the Prosecutor's Office. "We regret having charged him."
Powell is considering a civil suit.

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