HR Police arrest man for rape, kidnap

Donald Stuart McAndie, 56, was arrested and charged with rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree on Nov. 21, by City of Hood River Police.

According to NORCOR representatives, McAndie is being held at the facility under a $500,000 bond with bail set at $50,000.

No additional details on the case have been released pending upcoming court appearances. No victim information is available at this time.

McAndie appeared before Judge John Olson on Nov. 26 for an initial hearing.

He had not yet secured representation. He is scheduled to appear via video-feed on Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Hood River County Courthouse.

McAndie, according to McAndie’s workplace website, has been an employed hearing specialist in the Gorge for nine years. He is listed as having taught biology and coached soccer for 15 years at Stevenson High School prior to becoming a hearing specialist. McAndie lists a residence in Home Valley, Wash.

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chickens1234 says...

Is any one looking into this mans history of inappropriate behavior of touching female students while he was at the Stevenson School District. One brave girl filed a complaint. Don McAndie was subsequently investigated and released from the district. There have been other allegations in the Bingen/White Salmon area. I'm sure there are more. Wish he could have been stopped before he escalated his behavior, wish his subsequent victimization could have been prevented.

Posted 28 November 2012, 7:15 p.m. Suggest removal

pumpkin03 says...

This is so crazy! He was my biology teacher at Stevenson Highshcool back in the day. Makes me wonder who else he's done this too...What a sicko!!!!

Posted 29 November 2012, 4:57 p.m. Suggest removal

HRLaw007 says...

Very interesting indeed. This is a horrible crime, but before we convict and hang someone, we need to let our justice system uncover the facts and get to the truth. Only then can we take the necessary actions and punish those responsible. We are a society that prides ourselves on the rights of all and we should let that process work. There are too many stories of those wrongly convicted of crimes and the impact that has on the rest of their life and those around them.

Posted 30 November 2012, 7:18 a.m. Suggest removal

kadunn says...

Wow I'm surprised. This guy was in the office next door to us at hrcpa's.

Posted 30 November 2012, 7:29 a.m. Suggest removal

Nankani says...

Just sickens me. I also want to know why nothing was done while in Stevenson. Allegations from students should always be checked out. Resigning and going away is easy. When there is a trail of these allegations throughout his life I highly doubt the current one isn't true.

Posted 4 December 2012, 11:21 p.m. Suggest removal

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