UPDATE: Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the judge was taken into custody by the Washington State Patrol on suspicion of second-degree rape, second-degree assault and indecent liberties.

“I have accepted a request from the Asotin County prosecutor to handle the case,” according to a statement from Ferguson. “We are reviewing the investigation and we expect to have a decision on possible criminal charges (Thursday.) My office has been and will continue to work closely with the state patrol to investigate the allegations.”

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