SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Mill City man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his second rape conviction.
The sentence Thursday came more than 20 years after he was first convicted of raping a minor, the Statesman Journal reported.
A Marion County jury earlier this month unanimously found Roy Allen Travis, 64, guilty of 12 counts of rape and abuse.
Travis was convicted of first-degree rape in 1992 for repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl. After he was sentenced in that case in Clackamas County Circuit Court to 20 years in prison, he was ordered to have no contact with female minors and to register as a sex offender.
He came in contact with the most recent 15-year-old victim after he was released from prison. According to court records, he sexually abused the girl when she was 16 and 17 and then continued to abuse and rape her as an adult by telling her, “God would want them to.”
Her mother was dying of a progressive illness when the abuse began, according to court records.
The abuse occurred from 2005 to 2018. She contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2018.