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Man accused of raping Vancouver, Wash. woman who died

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A man accused of having sex with a Vancouver woman who died of drug and alcohol intoxication has been charged with rape.

The 33-year-old Longview man appeared in Clark County Superior Court Tuesday and will be arraigned Feb. 8.

Vancouver police found the man in his underwear when they were called to a home Dec. 27 because of the woman's death.

The man said they had sex after consuming alcohol and cocaine. The medical examiner's office says she died accidentally of intoxication.

{A href="http://bit.ly/Vw2abF" target="_blank"}The Columbian reports the man was charged with rape because the unconscious woman was unable to consent to sex.

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