Woodburn man pleads guilty to strangulation, assault
A Woodburn man pleaded guilty on Sept. 25 to strangulation, fourth-degree assault and attempt to commit a Class A felony (first-degree sodomy) for crimes committed in April this year.
Ramiro Garcia-Solano, 39, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation for the charges, all of which constituted domestic violence.
The conditions of his probation include that he not have any contact with the victim, that he enter into and successfully complete a treatment program for sex offenders, disclose all prior victims, participate in a substance abuse evaluation and that he not have contact with minors unless approved by his probation officer and therapist, among other conditions. He is also ordered to register as a sex offender.
Garcia-Solano was originally accused of four additional felony charges, including two counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sodomy. Those charges were dropped with his guilty plea.
Garcia-Solano was arrested by Salem police in April 2017 on suspicion of kidnapping, raping, strangling and sodomizing a woman. He was released from the Marion County Jail Sept. 25 after being held there since April 23, 2017.
In September 2016, Garcia-Solano pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence committed against a different victim.
The sentencing for the 2016 case was deferred and instead of a conviction it was ordered that Garcia-Solano enter a 36-week batterer intervention program. According to a report dated June 6, 2017, Garcia-Solano had attended 28 of the 36 required group sessions. He was discharged from the program due to excessive absences and failure to comply with probation and program requirements, according to that report.
During his Monday court appearance, the deferred sentence for the 2016 case was changed to a conviction. He was not sentenced to probation for that case, but he owes a $25 probation violation fee.