By The Chronicle
An 18-year-old at Green Hill School has been charged in Lewis County Superior Court for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow inmate, then threatening to kill him if he reported it.
Andrew E. Umino was scheduled to make his first appearance on the charge of second-degree rape in Lewis County Superior Court on Wednesday, but according to Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead, he refused to be transported from Green Hill to the Lewis County Law and Justice Center.
Green Hill School is a medium/maximum security facility for male juvenile offenders located in Chehalis and managed by the State Department of Social and Health Services’ Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration.
According to court documents, a Chehalis police officer responded to Green Hill in September 2017 after an inmate reported being sexually assaulted by another inmate.
The victim reported that a few days before another inmate, Umino, who he did not get along with, started to beat him up.
The victim said Umino sexually assaulted him, threatening him with further beatings, then told the victim he would kill him if he reported the incident.
Umino’s first appearance in the case has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Jan. 31.