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Oregon man sentenced for sex assaults against teen, woman

March 7, 2019

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teen in 2004 and a woman in 2012.

The Mail Tribune reports Donald James McLaughlin was sentenced Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court after a jury found him guilty in January of multiple felonies, including sodomy, sexual abuse and unlawful sexual penetration.

Prosecutor Terry Smith-Norton says McLaughlin abused a 17-year-old victim at a house party in September 2004.

The prosecutor says McLaughlin assaulted the second victim in fall 2012 when the woman visited his metal supply business in White City to pick up her boyfriend’s paycheck.

Defense attorney Jesse Barton motioned for a mistrial, arguing the two victims’ cases weren’t properly joined and should have been tried separately.

The judge denied the motions.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/