Teen pleads guilty in Autzen sexual assault case

The state is recommending 14 years in prison for Jaime Tinoco, a teenager who is pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman near Autzen Stadium last September. Tinoco pled guilty at Friday morning’s hearing to kidnapping in the first degree,  sexual abuse in the first degree and rape in the first degree, KEZI reported.

Tinoco was 17 when he came to Autzen Stadium in September with a group from the Washington County Juvenile Department on an organized trip. He broke away from the group and sexually assaulted a 39-year-old woman, police say.

The judge could punish Tinoco for more than the state’s recommendation. Each of the three counts carries between 10 and 20 years as penalty.

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Scott Greenstone

Rehabilitated ex-homeschooler, former Emerald Senior News Editor, editor-in-chief of The Broadside at Central Oregon Community College, and freelance blogger for Barnes and Noble.

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