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.
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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