- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Vancouver has declared a mistrial in the conviction of ex-Beaverton, Oregon, police officer Christopher Warren who was accused of child rape.

Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson declared the mistrial Tuesday due to the misconduct of a juror who read a newspaper article about the case in violation of jury instructions.

The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/16Qm7Rh ) the prosecutor can appeal the decision, which won’t become final until a Jan. 6 hearing.

The 34-year-old Warren was convicted in October of raping a 5-year-old girl last year with a pencil.


Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com



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