An Oregon judge has sentenced a 23-year-old sex offender to a quarter of a century behind bars after the defendant admitted he broke into the bedroom of a sleeping 10-year-old girl, sexually assaulted her with a knife and cut her throat. . Washington District Court Judge Oscar Garcia Sentenced to 25 years in prison Robert Wade Jackson for a series of felonies stemming from the 2018 attack, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Jackson last week pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, court documents said. reviewed by Law & Crime shows.
According to a press release from the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Jackson on July 29, 2018 broke into the bedroom of a girl who lived in an apartment complex located in the 13700 block of Southwest 6th Street. Jackson is believed to have gotten into the house by removing the screen and climbing through an open window in the girl’s bedroom, according to a source. report from Portland FOX affiliate KPTV.
“The victim was awakened by a stranger in the room standing next to her bed. Defendant was holding a knife and was displaying his genitals,” the DA said in the press release. “He then pulled the victim towards him and kissed her on the lips. She started having trouble. Mr. Jackson cut her throat with a knife and told her to be quiet.”
One year 2018 report are from Patch.com said prosecutors allege that Jackson “used a Leatherman tool to cut her throat, missing an artery.”
The victim did not experience any life-threatening injuries.
The 10-year-old girl then shouted for her father and ran into the room. Upon seeing the girl’s father, Jackson dropped the knife on the ground and fled the apartment.
The father called 911, and Beaverton Police Department officers responded to the scene. Investigators were unable to locate Jackson that evening, but they recovered the knife he dropped in the girl’s bedroom and brought it in as evidence.
Detectives sent the knife to the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory in Pendleton. Analysts performed a series of tests and found DNA on the weapon. Police ran the DNA profile through a law enforcement database and it returned a match for Jackson. Because he was a previously convicted sex offender, authorities had Jackson’s DNA in the database.
After the attack, prosecutors said Jackson fled the state but was arrested by Auburn Police Department officers a few months later on November 6, 2018.
In addition to the charges stemming from the attack on the young girl, Jackson was also charge with one count and one misdemeanor by failing to register as a sex offender. Those charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty last week.
Jackson will this week be sent to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.
“The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to commend the victim in this case for her bravery throughout this process,” the office said. speak in a statement. “This office also thanks Beaverton police, Detective included Maggie BrownOregon State Police, and the Auburn Police Department for their work in this case. ”
[image via Washington County Sheriff’s Office]
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