Appeals court sends Tonasket man's case back to county court

Philip N. Lester

Philip N. Lester

— A Tonasket man will get a new trial under a decision by the state Court of Appeals for Division 3.

In an unpublished opinion filed June 19, Philip Nolan Lester’s child rape case was sent back to Okanogan County Superior Court

Lester appealed 2014 convictions for first-degree child rape and first-degree child molestation, raising confrontation and evidentiary sufficiency arguments...

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