Social Worker, Zillah Police Chief Testify in Federal Rape Case

By Ada Chong
March 20, 2014

[with video]

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A social worker and Zillah's police chief testified in federal court Thursday in the abuse trial against the Yakima Diocese.

Chief David Simmons handled the sexual assault investigation surrounding plaintiff John Doe in 1999.

Simmons told the court about the incident report indicating Doe and his brother went to a trailer where clergyman Aaron Ramirez lived. Doe walked his brother home, then went back to the trailer. The report said Doe drank with Ramirez, then passed out and woke up naked in Ramirez's bed.

Doe maintains the Diocese should have protected him.








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