William G. Nicol ran from the Benton County Justice Center in October 2016 before a jury returned guilty verdicts for child molestation and child rape. The 80-year-old Montana man now must serve a minimum term of more than 20 years.
The first two men to plead guilty in last summer's "Net Nanny" sting in the Tri-Cities have been sentenced to prison. Despite admitting their crimes, both still claim they didn't intend to have sex with kids.
Michael Spitzauer of Kennewick, who owned Green Power in Pasco, will remain in jail on charges related to passport fraud, a federal judge ruled in Richland. Court documents explain why Spitzauer says he is a U.S. citizen.