Man pleads guilty to assaulting disabled adult in Yelm, gets 2 1/2 years in prison

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 52-year-old man accused of raping a disabled adult in Yelm has pleaded guilty to lesser charges of assault and felony harassment.

The Olympian newspaper says ( ) Thomas Roger Case was also sentenced to 30 months in prison at his hearing in Thurston County Superior Court on Monday.

Prosecutors said the plea agreement prevents the 37-year-old developmentally delayed man from having to testify at trial.

Court documents show the victim’s mother told Yelm police in December 2013 that Case had raped and threatened her son.

Case was initially been charged with second-degree rape and felony harassment.

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  • mimi

    Thank you Kenneth for making note that this article should have let known that Thomas case is a sex offender, he is on the sex offender registry, he is a habitual offender, and even spent the whole time in court trying to stare the family down as if trying to intimidate, he even went so far as to knocking his knee against the chair when the family refused to give into his wanting them to look at him. but im pleased to say the family did not allow him to intimidate them during the proceedings and went forth to tell Judge Dixon the truth of how this has affected the family. Im sad that he did not get more time, Judge Dixon was was very empathetic judge who I could see wished he could have sent him away for the rest of his life but his hands were tied. The family is now moving on to try and heal, it will be a long road especially for the victim. He is in good hands with his loving family.

  • JMG

    The time he got sentenced to is nothing more than a tap on the wrist. Now, if the powers that be put him in general population there is a chance that jailhouse justice will prevail. Personally I think this jerk ought to be sent straight to the gallows.

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