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Portland man sentenced in home invasion attack on woman

October 3, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to five years in prison after authorities say he broke into a Portland home and tried to sexually assault an 18-year-old woman.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 51-year-old Thomas Johnson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary and attempted first-degree sexual abuse.

According to court documents, Johnson was wearing a bikini when he entered the house in August 2017 and got on top of the woman who was in bed.

She told authorities he threatened her and squeezed her throat. Her boyfriend returned home and started punching Johnson who then ran from the house.

Johnson told the court he “regrets” his actions and that he had been on methamphetamine for days leading up to the attack.

Johnson must register as a sex offender.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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