Spokane Police officer accused of second-degree rape released from jail, to be in court Tuesday

Spokane Police officer accused of second-degree rape released from jail, to be in court Tuesday
Spokane Police Department
Nathan Nash is a Spokane Police officer under investigation for possible sexual misconduct.

A Spokane Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman he was supposed to be helping was arrested Friday evening on second-degree rape charges. After a day in jail, the court released Officer Nathan Nash on his own recognizance. He’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents indicate Officer Nash was investigating reports of a domestic dispute and assault when he went to the victim’s home on October 23. There, Nash reportedly went into the woman’s bedroom to examine her bruises.

According to court documents, the woman said Nash used his fingers to penetrate her. The woman said she did not respond right away but ultimately told him to stop.

The incident has been under investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Nash was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for second-degree rape and two counts of official misconduct just after 5:00 p.m. Friday. He was released on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

His first appearance is set for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3:30 in front of Court Commissioner John Stine.