Man gets 25 years in prison for raping girl

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 42-year-old man who raped a 12-year-old girl after her mother gave her permission to stop by his Portland apartment to watch a movie was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Demarcus Ramone James was a trusted adult in the girl’s life. A probable cause affidavit says on Aug. 8, 2017, the girl had asked her mother if she could walk to James’ apartment to watch a movie and her mother said yes.

Investigators say the girl came home crying and said James had forced sexual acts on her.

James waived a jury trial in December and Multnomah County Circuit Judge Leslie Bottomly found him guilty of crimes including rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and initiating a false police report.

James will be sentenced in April for throwing a cup of water at a district attorney after Bottomly read the verdict.

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