Oregon man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assaulting woman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in his SUV has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that 62-year-old Douglas Lawrence Braaten was sentenced Wednesday for the March 2018 attack on a woman he offered to drive to a Portland convenience store.

Braaten pleaded guilty in March to first-degree sexual abuse and attempted first-degree kidnapping.

Police say the woman, who was a stranger to Braaten, summoned help by kicking the horn when she saw the flashing lights of a Multnomah County sheriff’s cruiser nearby.

Authorities say the victim called 911 and was unable to speak to dispatchers, but a deputy used the signal on her cellphone to locate the parking lot where Braaten was sexually assaulting her inside his Dodge Durango.