Man gets 10 years for sex abuse

DALLAS -- A man was sentenced last week in Polk County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for sex crimes committed against a juvenile.



DALLAS -- A

man was sentenced last week in Polk County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for sex crimes committed against a juvenile.

A jury found Anthony Abraham, 22, guilty of one count of sexual penetration in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Abraham was sentenced the following day by Polk County Circuit Court Judge William Horner to prison.

The charges stem from an August 2009 incident, in which Abraham had molested a then 15-year-old in West Salem, according to court records.

The girl revealed the incident to a school prevention specialist several months later, records show.

Abraham was convicted in a separate case in 2010 in Marion County of assault and two counts of rape III.

He was actually serving a prison sentence for those crimes at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla County when a Polk County warrant for his arrest was issued.

He was due for release next September, a Department of Corrections

spokeswoman said.

Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield said the length of Abraham's sentence was based upon his prior criminal convictions and these most recent incidents being Measure 11 crimes.

Abraham will be returned to Two Rivers to serve out his sentence, a DOC spokeswoman said.



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