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Man caught in Mexico sentenced to prison for decades-old Oregon rape cases

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Paul Jackson was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday. (Source: KPTV) Paul Jackson was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday. (Source: KPTV)
Paul Jackson was caught in Mexico in September 2015 after more than two decades on the run. (Source: KPTV) Paul Jackson was caught in Mexico in September 2015 after more than two decades on the run. (Source: KPTV)
Paul Jackson and his brother Vance Roberts, police photos from 1990. Paul Jackson and his brother Vance Roberts, police photos from 1990.
HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

A man caught in Mexico after more than two decades on the run from rape charges in Oregon was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday. 

Paul Jackson, 46, pleaded guilty last week in two separate cases to charges including first-degree rape, sex abuse and kidnapping.

Jackson was arrested in Mexico in September 2015 after he had recently been featured on John Walsh's "The Hunt" on CNN. He was also profiled several times on "America's Most Wanted."

Investigators said Jackson and his half-brother Vance Roberts chained up a 16-year-old girl and sexually abused her for days in 1990. She escaped, contacted Hillsboro police and detectives who searched their home found evidence of a previous similar sexual assault.

Jackson and Roberts were indicted by a Washington County grand jury in June 1990, but both men fled before trial.

Roberts turned himself in to Hillsboro police in 2006. He is serving a 108-year prison sentence.

Investigators said tips led detectives to Guadalajara, where Jackson had lived for several years and was working at an electronics store under the alias Paul Bennett Hamilton.

Along with being sentenced to 18 years in prison, Jackson must also register as a sex offender. Both survivors of the abuse were in court Tuesday for his sentencing.

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