Alejandra Espinoza Alleged Of Rape, Sexual Assault

The accused occurrences happened in the middle of February and May 2014, when Alejandra Espinoza was 19.

Alejandra EspinozaA 20-year-old woman argued not blameworthy Wednesday in Clatsop County Circuit Court to assertions of assaulting and sexually mishandling an adolescent kid.

Alejandra Espinoza, of Hammond, is accused of four numbers of third-degree assault and four checks of third-degree sex misuse.

She is blamed for touching and unlawfully captivating in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old kid, as per the arraignment.

The asserted occurrences happened in the middle of February and May 2014, when Espinoza was 19.

Third-degree assault is a class C crime and third-degree sex misuse is a class A wrongdoing.

Since the casualty was under 16 and the age hole between the two was over three years, the charges rose to the level of lawful offense assault, as indicated by Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis.

“In the event that the casualty is under 16, then it can be a lawful offense,” Marquis said. “The presumption is they can’t assent. The thought is you ensure youngsters.”

The young kid reported the claimed manhandle in June 2014, and the case was brought before an excellent jury in February, when Espinoza was prosecuted.

She had an arraignment booked in March, however she said she never got the notification and missed the court date. A warrant was issued, and she was captured and booked Tuesday.

“I just got over from out of state,” Espinoza said in court Wednesday. “I was traveling for around a year. That is the reason I didn’t get any mail.”

She showed up in court by means of feature connection from Clatsop County Jail, where she is being hung on $25,000 safeguard.

Barrier legal counselor Kris Kaino has been selected to speak to Espinoza.

She is expected back in court for an early determination gathering in October.

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