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Former BFPD officer facing sex charges in Newport

January 24, 2022

A former Bonners Ferry Police officer is in jail in Bonner County, facing two counts of lewd conduct for sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years of age in Newport, Washington, where he served as Newport Unified School District School Resource Officer until he was placed on administrative on Tuesday, January 18.

Officer Raul Lopez, who left the Bonners Ferry Police Department four years ago to serve the City of Newport, Washington, resigned his position Friday and turned himself into authorities on Sunday, when he was booked into the Bonner County Jail.

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