Spokane man charged with rape and assault

Spokane man charged with rape and assault

A north Spokane man has been charged with rape and assault, for a brutal attack last month.

John Nelson made his first appearance in court Wednesday. He’s accused of strangling and raping an acquaintance.

Court documents show Nelson told a therapist and Spokane police officer he did not stop when asked by the victim.

His bond was set at $100,000.