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News Release
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Washington sexual assault suspect pleads guilty; Investigators seeking information on any additional victims (Photo) - 02/08/24

Washington sexual assault suspect pleads guilty; Investigators seeking information on any additional victims

On January 30th, 2024, a Washington man pled guilty in Marion County Circuit Court in connection with a 2023 sexual assault. The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the case was prosecuted by Marion County Deputy District Attorney Katharine Semple. 

Ronald Junior Collins II, 34, pled guilty to multiple charges, including:

• Rape in the First Degree

• Strangulation (2 counts)

• Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts)

Collins was sentenced to 100 months in the Department of Corrections. 

The investigation into this incident began in February 2023. Detectives learned Collins met his victim online. Collins was arrested in Washington state in June 2023 and extradited to Marion County. 

Due to the nature of the crimes, investigators believe there may be additional victims in Oregon and Washington. Investigators are asking anyone who may have been a victim to report this activity to their local law enforcement. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

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