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11-year-old Wilsonville girl wakes up to burglar inside her room

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WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

An 11-year-old girl woke up to find a burglar in her room early Sunday morning in Wilsonville after the intruder climbed in through an unlocked window, according to Deputy Mark Nikolai with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The burglar was able to get into the girl's room inside the Oak Leaf manufactured home park on 10660 S.W. Wilsonville Rd. by removing an air conditioning unit mounted on the windowsill, according to deputies. The girl confronted the would-be thief and then ran to her parent's bedroom.

Her father, Christopher Rothaug, confronted the burglar and told him to leave.

When Wilsonville police officers arrived, they arrested 31-year-old Jessie James Williams walking on nearby Southwest Wilsonville Road.

Nikolai said burglars often take advantage of people using temporary air conditioning units.

"Criminals often look for easy ways to get into your house, and improperly and unsecured window-mounted air conditioning units not only make for an easy target, but also an easy access point," Nikolai said.

Williams was booked at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of burglary in the first degree.

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