Blaine High School alumnus arrested

Blaine High School alumnus Shaquille Woods was arrested October 29 on suspicion of taking indecent liberties, according to Whatcom County Jail records. On October 30, he was released from custody. In the state of Washington, indecent liberties is a class B felony, which can result in up to 10 years of confinement and/or a fine of $10,000.

In a separate case, Woods is facing second-degree rape charges following allegations from a girl who said he raped her at her home in Birch Bay. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Whatcom County deputy prosecuting attorney Evan Jones, police interviewed the girl after receiving a report on July 17; she reported the incident took place in February 2016.

Woods’ trial was set to start on October 30. Woods will next appear in court on January 5 for an omnibus hearing, according to the Whatcom County superior court clerk’s office.

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