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Richard Terry, 50, convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse following five-day jury trial

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Richard TerryA St. Paul man was convicted last week of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for crimes committed in 2014. Richard Terry, 50, was convicted on June 30 following a five-day jury trial and was sentenced to 75 months (six years, three months) in prison for the crimes.

First-degree sexual abuse is a Measure 11 crime that has a mandatory minimum sentence of 75 months.

Terry was arrested on March 2, 2016, by Marion County detectives, who said the victim in the case was known to Terry. He was also indicted for one count of third-degree sexual abuse, but that charge was dismissed before the trial.

According to the indictment, on multiple occasions Terry subjected the victim to sexual contact by touching her breasts by means of forcible compulsion.

Terry was already a registered sex offender, having been convicted of attempted sexual penetration in Yamhill County in 1997.

Terry will not be considered for a reduction in sentence, a conditional or supervised release program, or other leave from custody.

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