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Robert Wade Jackson pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court on Feb. 16.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Robert Wade Jackson was sentenced to 25 years for attempted murder, burglary, sexual abuse and assault. A Beaverton man who faced charges of burglary, assault and attempted murder has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Court documents say Robert Wade Jackson, 24, broke into an apartment in his complex and snuck into the room of an underage girl on July 29, 2018. Investigators say Jackson kissed the girl on the lips and held a knife up to her throat, cutting her neck when she struggled. The victim yelled and her father came rushing into the room.

Jackson dropped the knife as he fled, which investigators used to tie Jackson to the crime.

A DNA analysis by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab matched the knife to Jackson, who is a registered sex offender.

Jackson fled the state to Washington but was arrested by Auburn police on Nov. 6, 2018.

He initially pleaded not guilty to all charges but amended his plea to guilty on Wednesday, Feb. 16, of attempting to commit murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, and attempting to commit a Class A felony.

Jackson was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Oscar Garcia.


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