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Another prison sentence given to Oregon rapist

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to committing multiple sex crimes against three underage girls.

Fernando Lugo-Gongora pleaded guilty to 1st-degree rape, three counts of 1st-degree sexual abuse and 1st-degree sodomy on Wednesday.

The rape and sexual abuse of the three minors happened between 2013 and 2014 in Multnomah County. One girl was under the age of 12 when the abuse happened and the other two were under the age of 14.

One of the victims went to Lugo-Gongora’s change of plea and sentencing hearing with her family “so that she can see that this person, who has caused so much harm, will not be released until he completes his sentence,” according to an impact statement read in court.

The investigation started in April 2015 when one of the victim’s told her doctor that she had been sexually abused by Lugo-Gongora while at his home playing hide and seek with a friend. Authorities later learned two other friends reported similar allegations of abuse. 

In October 2018, Lugo-Gongora pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four other children in Washington County between 2014 and 2016, according to court documents. He received a 12.5-year prison sentence in that case.

The 25-year prison sentence will run concurrently with the Washington County sentence.

Twenty-five years in the mandatory minimum sentence for adults convicted of raping, sodomizing or sexually penetrating a child younger than 12 years old. The law — known as Jessica’s Law — went into effect in 2006.

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