DA: Man sentenced to 20 years for rape, kidnapping and robbery after following woman off TriMet bus

Previous booking photo (Multnomah County Sheriffs Office)

A Portland man who pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and robbery was sentenced to 20 years in jail on Friday.

Gary Streeter Hillerich, 21, sat in the Multnomah County courtroom to hear again what he did after sitting in jail for eight months with bail set at nearly $2 million dollars.

On Oct. 15, 2017, the 26-year-old victim boarded a TriMet bus in southwest Portland.

The District Attorney said Streeter Hillerich followed her off the bus at Southeast 7th and Grant Avenue.

He then grabbed the victim by the mouth and throat, forced her off the sidewalk, threatened to stab her if she called for help, assaulted and raped her.

Detectives said he then went through her purse and took her phone and told her to wait in the bushes for five minutes while he got away.

“This case presents what could be described as the worst nightmare. shortly after 9 o'clock, 2 blocks from her destination, being dragged off the street by a total stranger, raped, sodomized, robbed, beaten,” Prosecutor Todd Jackson said.

Officers used TriMet surveillance images to identify the attacker and arrested Streeter Hillerich without incident on Nov. 2, 2017.

Forensic testing conducted by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab confirmed Streeter-Hillerich's DNA was present on the victim in multiple locations

He must serve all 20 years without parole for good behavior but he gets credit for the time already spent in jail.

Streeter-Hillerich will also have to register as a sex offender and upon his release from prison, be on 11.5 years of post-prison supervision.

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