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Washington Fish and Wildlife staffer guilty of rape

THURSTON CO, Wash - A jury found a former top staffer at Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife guilty of rape and burglary. He was accused of raping a co-worker in 2014.

Gregory Schirato was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree rape and first-degree burglary in Thurston County Superior Court.

Prosecutors alleged the former agency division leader broke into the home of a co-worker after a holiday party and raped her while she slept. Schirato was arrested four months later.

Court documents show the victim went to a party on Dec. 17, 2014 and returned home intoxicated.
She said she woke up the next morning to find her clothes undone and a door window broken.
Investigators linked Schirato through DNA evidence.


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