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Yakima teen arrested for allegedly raping jogger on the Greenway may be tried as an adult

YAKIMA, Wash. - A 16-year-old boy charged with raping a woman on the Yakima Greenway could be tried as an adult. 

Yakima County prosecutors argued this morning with a judge seeking to move the 16-year-olds case out of juvenile court because of the immensity of the case. 

In late November, a 19-year-old woman told police she was jogging on the Yakima Greenway when the suspect choked, dragged and then sexually assaulted her.

After meeting today a county judge agreed to move the hearing to February to allow a developmental disability expert to evaluate the suspect. 

Although prosecutors want the boy charged as an adult probation officers are recommending that the case should remain in juvenile court
 


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