- Associated Press - Saturday, January 6, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A suburban Portland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a young woman as she walked to work.

KPTV-TV reports Orion Mears of Gresham was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to rape, sodomy, robbery and kidnapping in the November 2016 incident. He also pleaded no contest for a rape that happened 16 years ago.

In November 2016, the 19-year-old woman was walking to work at 4 a.m. when Mears stopped and asked her the time. He attacked her shortly thereafter and threatened her with a gun.

Police arrested Mears a few days later after receiving tips from the community.

Mears did not make a statement in court.


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