- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A homeless sex offender who had been accused of raping a woman newly arrived in Portland has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/sTPb3t ) that 47-year-old Clarence Ray Williams pleaded no contest earlier this month in Circuit Court to first-degree sexual abuse and attempted first-degree rape. He was sentenced Tuesday.

A 20-year-old woman who had recently moved to Portland told police on March 11 that she had left a party and was walking near the Willamette River alone in the early morning when a stranger pushed her down. She said she hit her head on a rock, lost consciousness and awoke to find a man raping her. Investigators say Williams stole the victim’s credit cards, which he used at various locations.

Williams was deemed a sex offender for a 1991 third-degree rape conviction.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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