PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Mexican man serving a 35-year sentence in state prison for attacking two women has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States.
Sergio Martinez-Mendoza had been deported about a dozen times before he attacked the women on July 24, 2017. A week before the crimes, Martinez was freed from jail in Portland where he had served time for interfering with police and providing a false birth date.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted Martinez's case when he visited Oregon in September 2017. He urged local jurisdictions that don't cooperate with federal immigration agents to reconsider those policies.
Martinez sexually assaulted one woman after breaking into her home. A few hours later, he attacked a woman in a parking garage.
- Deportee who attacked Oregon women sentenced for entering US
- Oregon man sentenced to prison for attack on deputy
- Oregon man sentenced to prison for 2016 attack on prostitute
- Man who entered stranger's party naked sentenced to prison
- Man sentenced for sexually abusing Oregon girl
- Oregon child molester sentenced to 12 years
- Final defendant sentenced for Oregon refuge takeover
- Labor strike enters day six
- Oregon men, women's hoops hosting exhibition fundraisers
- Oregon women achieve historic milestone next week