Jury finds former WSU student guilty of raping woman at party

Jury finds former WSU student guilty of raping woman at party
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A jury convicted a former Washington State University student of rape on Thursday.

Thomas Culhane, 23, was found guilty of second-degree rape in Whitman County Superior Court. Culhane was also convicted of furnishing alcohol to minors, which is considered a misdemeanor.

A jury found Culhane guilty of raping a woman who passed out from drinking at a party at a Pullman apartment. Culhane claimed the sexual contact was consensual.

Culhane will be sentenced later this spring.

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