- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A teenager who raped a woman during a supervised group outing to a University of Oregon football game was sentenced Monday to more than 14 years in prison.

Jaime Tinoco, 17, and 11 other young offenders went on the field trip to Autzen Stadium last September with the Washington County Juvenile Department. Authorities say he slipped away from the group and attacked the woman.

Tinoco, who was tried as an adult, grinned Monday as his 39-year-old victim described how she was repeatedly punched in the face while being raped near the stadium.

Lane County Judge Debra Vogt asked Tinoco why he was smiling as the victim - whose face required reconstructive surgery - recounted the attack.

“I don’t know,” Tinoco said.

“I don’t either,” Vogt said.

The judge said it was concerning that Tinoco apparently gets pleasure from inflicting pain. She called the teen a dangerous man.

“As much as people here want me to see you as a boy today, I do not,” Vogt said.

In her statement, the victim said she was walking home when she noticed someone following her.

The person ran after her, hit her in the head from behind and dragged her to a large bush. She was going in and out of consciousness during the attack, she said, and wondered at one point how many punches she could withstand.

“I asked him to please let me see my daughter again, but he kept punching me regardless,” she said.

Tinoco pleaded guilty last week to charges of rape, assault, sexual abuse and kidnapping.

Defense attorney Chris Shaffner sought an eight-year prison sentence, saying Tinoco started smoking marijuana at 12 and later moved on to methamphetamine. She said the drug use likely affected his brain.

The field trip was part of a Washington County program to help teens who have been in trouble with the law. A judge had sentenced Tinoco to supervised probation in July following convictions on charges of burglary, harassment and methamphetamine possession.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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