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Prosecutor Reports On Cases

Superior Court and juvenile division reports

On Oct. 7, 2002, the following defendants appeared on criminal charges in Klickitat County Superior Court:

Eric Dwayne Lopez of Forest Grove, Ore., was sentenced for an Aug. 5, 2002 jury conviction for attempted child molestation in the second degree.

Lopez also pled guilty to attempted child molestation in the third degree. The charges arose from Lopez' sexual contact with two minors while visiting the Goldendale area.

The court sentenced Lopez to 17 months prison and to comply with specific sex offender probationary conditions for a period of 36 to 48 months following his release. The convictions require Lopez to register as a sex offender in his state of residence.

William Louis Sexton of White Salmon, pled guilty to violation of a protection order -- domestic violence.

On Feb. 4, 2002, law enforcement investigated possible domestic violence between Sexton and a former girlfriend. Officers first contacted the former girlfriend at a residence in White Salmon and later found Sexton hiding in the attic. There was a valid no contact order issued by Klickitat County West District Court prohibiting Sexton from contacting her. Sexton also had two prior gross misdemeanor convictions for violating protection orders. This third incident constituted a felony offense under Washington law.

The court sentenced Sexton to 60 days jail and the Department of Corrections will monitor Sexton for one year following his release.

Willy Paul Burch of Goldendale, pled guilty to malicious mischief in the second degree. Burch had slashed tires outside a Goldendale residence. The total value of the loss was over $500.00.

The court sentenced Burch to 30 days jail. The Department of Corrections will monitor Burch for one year following his release. A restitution hearing will be scheduled to determine the exact amount owed to victims of this crime.

Terri Jean Lowrie of Goldendale, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

On Aug. 23, 2002, Lowrie was stopped for a traffic violation and an officer discovered Lowrie had in her possession a white substance which later tested positive as methamphetamine.

The court sentenced Lowrie to 30 days jail, imposed a mandatory $1,000 fine, and ordered Lowrie to undergo a substance abuse evaluation from a state certified agency and follow all recommended treatment. The Department of Corrections will monitor Lowrie for one year following her release.

On Oct. 8, 2002, Jacob Israel Sabourin of Lyle, pled guilty to possession of stolen property in the second degree. The charge arose from Sabourin being in possession of a motorcycle which was stolen from the Lyle area. The property was never recovered.

Sabourin was sentenced to four months jail and Sabourin will be monitored for one year following his release. A restitution hearing will be set to determine the amount owed to the victims of this crime.

The following plea agreement was entered in the juvenile division of the Klickitat County Superior Court.

On Aug. 23, 2002, law enforcement was contacted regarding stolen property that had been taken from the M&T Bar and Grill in Roosevelt.

Further investigation led to the detention of two juveniles who were later charged by the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Officer with two counts of burglary in the second degree and two counts of theft in the third degree each.

On Oct. 14, 2002, the two juveniles petitioned the court for deferred dispositions. The motion was granted and the juveniles pled guilty to the original charges.

They will be under the supervision of the Juvenile Department for 12 months and must complete 90 hours of community service each and pay full restitution to the victim. If the juveniles remain law abiding for the duration of the supervision the guilty plea will be withdrawn and the charges will be dismissed.

On Nov. 11, 2001, law enforcement was contacted regarding someone attempting to break into the Liquor Store in Goldendale.

Law enforcement determined that a juvenile had been involved and the Klickitat County Prosecutor's Office subsequently filed charges against the juvenile.

On Oct. 14, 2002, the juvenile entered a plea of guilty to one count of attempted burglary in the second degree and one count of malicious mischief in the third degree.

He was sentenced to 30 days in detention at a time to be scheduled by the Juvenile Department, 90 hours of community service, 12 months of supervision by the Juvenile Department, and payment of full restitution.

(This information from the public record was provided by the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.)

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