Rape trial of ex-judge to move ahead after judge reassigned

ASOTIN, Wash. (AP) — The delayed trial of a former judge in southeastern Washington charged with sexual misconduct will move forward with the initial judge assigned to the case. The Lewiston Tribune reports according to an order signed last week and filed in Asotin County Superior Court, Spokane County Judge Michael Price has been reassigned to the Scott D. Gallina case. Gallina was arrested at the courthouse in 2019. He has pleaded innocent to rape, fourth-degree sexual assault and indecent liberties for his alleged misconduct involving employees while he was Superior Court judge in Asotin, Garfield and Columbia counties. He remains free on bond.