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The 17-year-old girl was committed to Oregon Youth Authority for first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The 17-year-old female suspect in a 2020 Lake Oswego assault was recently committed to Oregon Youth Authority for eight years, as first reported by The Oregonian.

The girl, whose name The Review decided to withhold due to her age, was charged by the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office with second-degree assault and first-degree burglary after what was described as a "brutal" assault of a 74-year-old woman in her garage on South Shore Boulevard July 30, 2020.

"She was committed to Oregon Youth Authority custody and that order will end no later than her 25th birthday," said Jenny Smith, communications director at Oregon Youth Authority.

Smith added that this could mean spending time in closed custody or in a transition or community program.

"One is closed custody, so that's in a locked, secured facility. Another is a camp or transition program for young women," said Smith, adding that it would be a less restricted residential placement where the juvenile has access to jobs and other programs as their treatment plan dictates.

While Smith did not speak specifically about this case, she said juveniles can be released early or placed in different forms of custody depending on psychosocial maturity and other factors determined by the parole officer and Oregon Youth Authority.


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