Asotin County Judge facing alleged sexual misconduct charges

Asotin County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina was arrested at the courthouse Wednesday morning on allegations of criminal sexual misconduct.

The arrest follows an investigation by the Washington State Patrol, who began interviewing multiple alleged victims on Monday. Complaints about sexual harassment and assaults were reported to Asotin County officials several weeks ago.

Gallina was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Asotin, Garfield and Columbia counties in 2014 when Judge William Acey retired. He was elected for another four-year term in 2016.  (Lewiston Tribune)