New trial date set for man accused in rape case

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WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of raping a female acquaintance at a local residence last summer now is scheduled for trial Nov. 29 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Donald R. Lackey Jr., 44, had been set for trial Oct. 24 on the charge of second-degree rape, but the proceedings have been delayed.

Lackey is accused of pulling the back of the woman's hair, dragging her into a bedroom, pushing her face down onto the bed and raping her about 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

She later was taken to Walla Walla General Hospital, where medical personnel saw evidence of sexual assault, according to a police report filed in court.

Lackey was located downtown that evening and arrested. In an interview with police, he reportedly claimed he and the woman had engaged in consensual sex.

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