Charges dismissed against WW firefighter

By on Monday, December 4th, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – Lawyers for Walla Walla firefighter and paramedic Anthony Spada report all charges against him have been dismissed. Spada was accused of child molestation and arrested in March 2022 after a 14-year-old girl reported to her counselor that Spada had allegedly been touching her sexually and making her watch pornographic videos with him since she was 10.

Attorneys Emily M. Gause and Laura Robinett said Friday their client also passed a polygraph test around the time of his arrest.

Spada pleaded not guilty to the charges of child molestation in the first- and second-degree, rape of a child in the third-degree, and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

In February, his first trial was declared a mistrial when the jury could not agree on a verdict. Spada’s retrial was scheduled to begin April 16, 2024.

Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney Gabe Acosta said a comment is forthcoming regarding the latest developments in this case.

Photo of Anthony Spada via Gause Law Offices