Washington County man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, offering victim meth | Local News


HILLSBORO, Ore. (KPTV) – A Washington County man plead guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and was sentenced to 75 months in jail on Tuesday.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office stated on Jan. 1, 2021, Kenneth William Thomas, a 57-year-old registered intercourse offender, approached a 21-year-old victim at a bus cease in Cornelius, Oregon. Thomas supplied her methamphetamine, she refused and tried to ignore him. Both the victim and defendant then boarded the bus.

“The victim exited the bus in Forest Grove, Oregon and the defendant adopted her. He then attacked her from behind and put his hand over her neck and mouth and requested her if she was prepared to die,” the D.A.’s workplace stated Tuesday. “He pressed his physique up in opposition to hers whereas in an aroused state, and so they continued to wrestle till the victim was ready to escape his grasp. People within the space heard her screams and referred to as police.”

Responding officers from the Forest Grove police discovered Thomas close to the scene and recorded he appeared to be below the affect earlier than he admitted to utilizing methamphetamine the identical day.

“[Thomas] had quite a lot of regarding gadgets with him together with a knife, latex gloves, and intercourse toys,” the D.A.’s workplace stated. “He admitted he had contact with the victim and that she appeared to have developmental disabilities however denied touching her. The victim positively recognized Mr. Thomas as her attacker.”

Thomas is being taken to the Oregon Department of Corrections to start his sentence

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