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Trials set for alleged rapists

Trials have been set in Kitsap County Superior Court for two Kingston men accused of rape.

Tandy Lucas Murphy, 53, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape. He will have a pretrial hearing on Jan. 16 and a trial on

Feb. 18.

Lance Nation Averett, 43, has also pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape. Averett’s trial has been set for Dec. 30.

Both men have been charged in an alleged 2011 rape of a man, using S&M tools.

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