EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually abusing a Springfield woman has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The Register-Guard reports a jury last week voted 10-2 to find Melvin Monjaras-Guevara guilty of attempted rape, and unanimously convicted him of sexual abuse. Oregon is one of two states that allow non-unanimous jury verdicts.
Jurors voted 11-1 to acquit him of first-degree rape.
The victim in the case said in court that Monjaras-Guevara had raped her, and told him that she thinks he is a danger to all women.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M VIEW
- Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire WATCH
- Meet the brains behind the 'Trump Baby' balloon
- Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers
- Man nabbed in wife's chain saw attack was deported 11 times
Monjaras-Guevara declined to make a statement at Tuesday’s sentencing in Lane County Circuit Court.
His attorney, John Kolego, told the judge that his client is not a sexual predator.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com