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Washington child rape trial underway without defendant

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A child rape trial is underway in Washington, but the defendant has not attended the opening statements or testimony after multiple courtroom outbursts.The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2hg3Tky ) that 45-year-old Melford Warren Jr. is charged with nine different crimes, including the assault and rape of children.