By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Convicted sex abuser gets off light

That allowed his court-appointed defense attorney, Mary Biel, to negotiate unusually favorable terms for the 41-year-old Portland resident. In fact, with credit for time served, he has already completed his sentence.

“She indicated to our office, and to Ms. Biel’s office, that she wanted to have the case dismissed, that she wanted it to go away,” Wiles told the court. “Her reluctance to go forward was the driving force toward a favorable plea agreement.”

Ulloa pleaded no contest to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony. In exchange, 19 other sex-related charges — all Class A and B felonies, many falling under Measure 11 sentencing guidelines — were dismissed.

Judge John Collins sentenced him to 150 days in jail. He has been in custody since October, so has already fulfilled that commitment.

He still faces 60 months on probation, though. Any violation of its terms, which include mandatory sex offender treatment, will send him up for 42 months.

Ulloa was indicted by a grand jury in September 2010, based on incidents reported in 2009. He was located and taken into custody by McMinnville police in October.

Collins read a detailed pre-sentence investigation report prior to pronouncing the sentence, and didn’t like what he found.

“I had to ask myself, ‘Why did I agree to this?’” he said. “The psycho-sexual report indicates you have not been honest.”

He said, “Evidence issues and strong feelings on the part of the victim influenced the decision on the part of the DA’s office.” And he said he ultimately agreed to agree.

Collins said he hopes Ulloa will benefit from sex offender treatment, and that society will benefit as a result.

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