Demarcus Ramone James

Demarcus Ramone James, jail booking photo.

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A judge this week found a Portland man guilty of several sex crimes against a child, including rape.

Demarcus Ramone James, 43, was convicted on charges including sex abuse, sodomy, rape and initiating a false police report, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says.

Authorities said James abused a 12-year-old who lived in his apartment complex.

During a four-day trial, the state presented evidence that the child after the abuse returned home crying and immediately disclosed the incident to her mother.

As the child was reporting the crime, a third party known to James called emergency dispatchers and reported a burglary at the apartment complex. Officers responded and spoke with James, who said he was assaulted by two unknown males upon returning to his residence.

Facts presented at trial showed after assaulting the victim, James initiated a false police report and lied about his home being burglarized, the attorney’s office says.

James was acquitted of two additional counts of sex abuse in the first degree and is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 18 next year.

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