17-year-old sentenced to 14 years for brutal rape near Autzen Stadium
Jaimie Tinoco, 17, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today after pleading guilty to a rape and beating of a woman near Autzen Stadium in September.
The case was heard by Judge Debra Vogt in the Lane County Circuit Court.
Tinoco, originally arrested and given probation for first-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and harassment, was on a Washington County Juvenile Department supervised field trip to an Oregon football game with other juveniles. He later walked away from the group, committing the assault and rape.
The survivor, 39, appeared today in court and described that Tinoco punched her repeatedly in the face during the attack; she begged for him to stop so that she might see her daughter again, according to The Register-Guard.
Tinoco grinned as the victim read her statement.
The attack left the survivor with both of her eyes swollen shut, a broken nose and needing reconstructive surgery.
The field trip aimed to “develop life skills and positive goals through pro-social activities,” according to a statement by Lynne Schroeder, the Director of the Washington County Juvenile Department. It is not known why Tinoco was selected for this outing.
The effectiveness community outings and other non-traditional justice programs like the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) have been called into question by state officials saying those programs cost too much and have little impact on crime in Oregon.
According to state and federal data, Oregon has some of the highest rates of juvenile arrest in the nation.
Although Vogt handed down the maximum sentence, because Tinoco is still a minor he will serve his sentence at the Oregon Youth Authority until he is 25. The remainder of his sentence will be carried out in prison.
Once released, he will be a registered sex offender and be obligated to complete drug, alcohol and anger counseling, along with any other conditions of his probation.
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Correction: We incorrectly said that Tinoco was in the custody of the Washington County Juvenile Department as an inmate and was on a JDAI trip while he committed the attack. Tinoco was on supervised probation and the trip was not affiliated with the JDAI program.
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