Kinkade's sentencing postponed

— The sentencing for former Tonasket High School librarian Elizabeth Kinkade is was postponed Tuesday in Okanogan County Superior Court.


Elizabeth Kinkade

“This is by agreement, to establish global resolutions,” Kinkade’s Tonasket-based attorney Anthony Castelda said Tuesday in court requesting a delay in sentencing.

Judge Chris Culp rescheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Oct. 31, in Superior Court.

Kinkade, 38, was originally charged with five counts of first-degree sexual misconduct in connection with allegations of intimate relations with an 18-year-old male student she met at school, court records show.

Kinkade pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, Aug. 19.

“Between the months of April 2014 and May 2014, I did engage in sexual intercourse with an enrolled student of the Tonasket High School, who was at least 16-years-old, but no more than 21 years old, to whom I was not married,” wrote Kinkade in a letter to the court. “During this time I was employed by the Tonasket School District.

"I was 60 months older than the individual at the time of the occurrence.”


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