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Posted on: March 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Convicted Child Molester, Mark A. Moen, Sentenced: 9.5 Years to Life

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Convicted Child Molester, Mark A. Moen, Sentenced: 9.5 Years to Life 

 

This morning, March 19, 2019, Superior Court Judge John Cooney sentenced Mark A. Moen to 114 months (9.5 years) and up to life in prison as determined by the Washington State Department of Corrections Indeterminate Sentence Review Board.  


If released, Moen will be subject to lifetime Washington State Department of Corrections supervision and required to register as a sex offender for life.


On January 30, 2019, a jury found Mark A. Moen guilty of 2-counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree and 1-count of Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation.  He was found not guilty on two charges of Rape of a Child 1st Degree.     


Moen was arrested on January 12, 2017, stemming from an investigation conducted by Major Crimes Sexual Assault Unit Detective Brandon Armstrong.  The case was prosecuted by Spokane County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Fry.

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Press Release from January 30, 2019:

Jury Finds Mark A. Moen Guilty of Child Molestation and Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation

 

Today, January 30, 2019, a jury found Mark A. Moen guilty of 2-counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree and 1-count of Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation.  He was found not guilty on two charges of Rape of a Child 1st Degree.     

Today, January 30, 2019, a jury found Mark A. Moen guilty of 2-counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree and 1-count of Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation.  He was found not guilty on two charges of Rape of a Child 1st Degree.    

Moen was arrested on January 12, 2017, stemming from an investigation conducted by Sexual Assault Unit Detective Brandon Armstrong.

The investigation began when Detective Armstrong received information from a 7-year-old victim, well known to Moen, who reported Moen had sexually assaulted her over five months in 2016. 

Through interviews and evidence gained in the following days, Detective Armstrong developed probable cause to arrest then 57-year-old Moen for 2-counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree, 2-counts of Rape of a Child 1st Degree and 1-count of Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation.    

Moen was booked into the Spokane County Jail but was later released on January 17, 2017, after posting a $100,000 bond.  

The trial began on January 12, 2019, in Spokane County Superior Court with Superior Court Judge John Cooney presiding.  The case was prosecuted by Spokane County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Fry.  

Moen was remanded into custody until his sentencing hearing scheduled for February 28th at 8:30 a.m. where he faces a standard range sentence of 98 to 130 months minimum and up to and including life in prison as determined by the Washington State Department of Corrections Indeterminate Sentence Review Board.     

If Moen is released, he will be under lifetime Washington State Department of Corrections supervision and required to register and a sex offender. 

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