SPOKANE, Wash. - SCSO detective arrests man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder
A Spokane County Sheriff's Office detective arrested a 35-year-old man Monday for rape, assault, and unlawful imprisonment and harassment.
On November 11, police began investigating a reported rape which occurred at a residence in the 12800 block of N. Palomino Ln. in North Spokane County.
Deputies spoke with the victim, who was at a local hospital receiving medical treatment. The woman said she met 35-year-old Torrey T. Gambill on Tinder, a few weeks ago. On the night of the assault, she met with Gambill at a local restaurant/bar in North Spokane, and agreed to go back to Gambill's residence.
A domestic violence detective was assigned to the case and began to investigate. The victim told the detective that when she met Gambill, they seemed to have a lot in common, and had been intimate before the night of the assault.
The victim said that on the night of the assault, she and Gambill began watching TV, and then started to have consensual sex, before Gambill became abusive. The victim said that Gambill became violent, hit her, and put his hand on her throat. She told Gambill to stop but he said no.
After the sexual assault, the victim said Gambill hit her and demand that she follow his commands. The more she told him no, the angrier he became. The victim said that during the assault she was fearful for her life, as Gambill grabbed her by the neck, hit her, and pushed her to he ground. She said Gambill would not let her leave, threatened to kill and maim her, called her profane names, and made derogatory statements about women.
After about an hour of abuse, the victim said Gambill let her leave. She then went to the hospital and reported the assault.
The detective obtained a search warrant for Gambill's residence, which was served early Monday morning. The detective arrested Gambill after the search was completed.
Gambill was booked into the Spokane County Jail for Rape 3rd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Harassment.