Homeless man found guilty of campsite rape
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) A homeless man in Eugene has been convicted of raping a woman he met at a campsite.
The Register-Guard reports 28-year-old Michael Eastman faces at least eight years in prison under Oregon's sentencing law.
Prosecutor Robert Lane is asking for Eastman to be classified as a dangerous offender, which would allow a sentence of up to 30 years.
The woman told police a man appeared at her campsite last July and told her he was going to rape her. She says the man attacked her, dragged her into a brushy ditch and beat her.
A passerby heard the woman yelling for help and phoned police. Officers found the victim naked, bruised, bleeding from numerous scratches and nearly hysterical.
At his non-jury trial, Eastman said the sex was consensual.