- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 28-year-old man who Gresham police say sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

KOIN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2gT40iN ) James West was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty of sexual abuse, unlawful use of a weapon and sodomy.

West is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, who had been babysitting at his home, while holding a gun to her head in February.

Court records show Deputy District Attorney Jeff Auxier called West “an extreme risk to the safety of the community.”

West’s attorney disputed the state’s claim, saying his client was deemed as having a low to moderate chance of reoffending.

West is being held in a Multnomah County jail but will be transferred to a state prison to serve out his 13-year term.

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Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/


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