New charges filed against so-called 'Spokane spanker'
April 30, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — New charges have been filed against a man accused of slapping the backsides of women along a popular hiking trail that runs through the eastern Washington city of Spokane.
KXLY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qtaQjE ) that 28-year-old Jonathan Smith now faces charges in Spokane County District Court and that they carry more serious penalties.
He is charged with 11 counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. Smith pleaded not guilty when he appeared in district court Friday.
Smith was previously charged in Spokane Municipal Court.
He was arrested April 20, a da...