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Lummi man sentenced to ten years for rape

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Lummi man sentenced to ten years for rape

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

LUMMI, Wash. – A Lummi tribal member has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the rape of a guest in his home.

According to court records, the victim and her family were socializing in Robert Johnson’s home when the victim’s spouse left to run an errand.

That’s when Johnson sexually assaulted the woman while her young children were nearby. Johnson pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse charges in July.

The judge ordered the ten year sentence, citing the emotional harm to the victim and her children, who heard their mother’s screams.

On top of the ten year sentence, Johnson will be under supervised release for five years and be registered as a sex offender.