- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - A Coquille man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

Judge Richard Barron acknowledged at Monday’s hearing that 53-year-old Richard Sanderlin will likely die before he gets out of prison. Sanderlin suffered a stroke before the assault, and his attorney argued that it affected his client’s judgment.

The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports (https://is.gd/9Pgqp3) that Sanderlin waived his right to a jury trial and was convicted nearly three weeks ago after a bench trial.

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Information from: The World, https://www.theworldlink.com



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