UPDATE: Milford “Bear” Butcher Sentenced to 26.5 Years to Life
On April 26, 2018, Milford “Bear” Butcher was sentenced to a prison term of 26.5 years (318 months) to life after a jury found him guilty on January 16, 2018 of two counts of Child Rape 1st Degree and six counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree.
Previous release from January 17, 2018:
Jury Convicts on 8 Counts of Child Sexual Abuse
Yesterday afternoon, a child sexual abuse case which began in July of 2014 came to conclusion when a jury found 68-year-old Milford L. Butcher (AKA: Bear) guilty on two counts of Child Rape 1st Degree and six counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree.
In July of 2014, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit Detective Brandon Armstrong began to investigate several allegations of Butcher’s inappropriate behavior and touching of three young victims. At the time of the report, the victims, 2 females and 1 male, were 7 – 8 years old.
The investigation revealed Butcher abused the children of families known to him, starting in 2011 through June of 2014, when they visited his residence located in the 3700 block of N. Brooks Rd.
Butcher was charged in early 2015 and found guilty by a jury of Child Rape 1st Degree (2 counts) and Child Molestation 1st Degree (6 counts), yesterday afternoon.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 1, 2018.