Man in prison for violent sex crimes gets 7 more years, will be deported

Sergio Jose Martinez-Mendoza, jail booking photo

A 30-year-old man already in prison for violent sex abuse crimes against two Portland women was sentenced to an additional to seven-and-a-half years in prison Monday, according to the District Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

Sergio Martinez-Mendoza, a Mexican citizen, is currently serving 35 years for the abuse crimes. He was sentenced to an additional 92 months Monday for illegal reentry.

The attorney’s office says he has been deported or removed from the United States at least 11 times, most recently in November last year.

Martinez-Mendoza was convicted of the sex abuse crimes after his 11th illegal reentry. The first occurred July 24, 2017 when Martinez-Mendoza broke into a 65-year-old’s woman’s home and allegedly pulled her from her bed.

After pulling the woman from the bed, Mendoza bound her hands and feet together and sexually assaulted her, according to the attorney’s office. During the assault, Mendoza punched the woman in the head and smashed her face into the floor before grabbing $20 from her purse and fleeing the scene, the attorney’s office said.

A few hours later, Martinez-Mendoza allegedly held a knife to a woman’s chest in a parking garage. The woman offered Martinez-Mendoza money, her phone and computer, but he threatened to kill her and forced her to get into her car at knifepoint, according to court documents.

The woman escaped out the passenger-side door, but was caught by Martinez-Mendoza, who then forced her to the ground and repeatedly banged her head against the pavement, the attorney’s office says.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted Martinez-Mendoza for abuse crimes in December 2017 and sentenced him to 35 years in prison.

Martinez-Mendoza had previously pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of illegal reentry.

Prior to being booked into jail, Martinez was treated for meth-induced psychosis, according to court documents, and admitted daily use of meth and weekly use of heroin.

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