The girl described the couple using sex toys on her after she had used drugs, and at one point “told her not to talk about what happened at the house and if she did they would make her life a living hell,” the affidavit states.
On duty and in uniform, he attacked 13 women, some repeatedly. After he was caught, the police department in Eugene, Ore., discovered a second predator in the ranks: Officer Juan Lara, who assaulted seven women. More than a dozen warnings - including reports of rape, sodomy and forced oral sex - went unheeded, according to lawsuits later filed by victims. Police finally captured Magaña in 2003 after one victim complained repeatedly until the department took her seriously, her lawyer said.
In June, Eugene officials announced they had spent $5 million to settle claims filed by 14 women who were assaulted by the officers.
Police Chief Robert Lehner, who took over after the scandals, said Magaña and Lara were cunning in choosing victims, and the women who complained - some drunk or high - were "almost impossible to believe." Still, he said, the complaints should have been taken more seriously: "Maybe if they'd been handled differently, we could have found this sooner." The arrests left the city reeling and spurred changes. Taylor called it "a mortifying experience." "People were outraged," he said.
"They felt like the deplorable, criminal acts of these two officers took something away from all of us." In an extraordinary burst of candor, the city released thousands of pages of documents detailing how it handled the allegations.
Saying that hers is the rare criminal case in which the facts caused him to be “taken aback,” Kasubhai told Girard that “the level of depravity that you’ve engaged in is disturbing.” Girard’s contention that her drug dependence somehow led her to supply pills to a girl whom she also sexually abused “doesn’t stand the test of authenticity,” the judge said. Girard and her husband, Michael Girard, were arrested June 7 after the victim told authorities that she had to provide “sexual favors” to the couple in exchange for pills to which she had become addicted while staying at their Veneta home, according to court documents.
Wearing handcuffs and a green Lane County Jail uniform, Michael Girard, 47, sat with his attorney in a jury box and looked on as his wife was sentenced to prison.Přečtěte si další informace, mimo jiné i to, jaké máte možnosti: zásady používání souborů cookie.According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Veneta as of February 10, 2018.He will return to court next week to discuss a potential plea deal in his case.Patricia Girard reached her own plea agreement with prosecutors — in which she accepted a two-year prison sentence that Kasubhai agreed to impose — shortly before Thursday’s court appearance.Lara's abuse surfaced after a man wrote prosecutors in June 2003, claiming that Lara framed him because Lara was interested in his girlfriend.