‘The allegation is false’: SPD officer charged with second-degree rape maintains innocence

The Spokane Police officer recently arrested on second-degree rape charges denies any wrongdoing.

Nathan Nash was arrested Friday and released from jail on his own recognizance Saturday.

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Nash’s attorney sent the following statement to local news outlets on Monday:

“Ofc. Nash categorically denies the allegation of sexual assault and any criminal activity. The allegation is false.”

Court documents indicate Officer Nash was investigating reports of a domestic dispute and assault when he went to the victim’s home on October 15.

According to records, the woman later tried contacting Nash to show him photos of bruises and hospital records as evidence. Nash went back to the woman’s home in a marked police vehicle on October 23 and that is when the alleged incident occurred.

A search warrant indicated investigators seized several items to be used as forensic evidence. On Friday, they had probable cause to take Nash into custody and arrest him on a second-degree rape charge.

Nash is expected to be in court for his first appearance hearing on Tuesday.

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