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Lynden man pleads guilty to brutally attacking his girlfriend

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Lynden man pleads guilty to brutally attacking his girlfriend

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

LYNDEN, Wash. – A Lynden man who accused of brutally attacking his girlfriend and wrapping her head in duct tape has pleaded guilty.

According to court records, 28-year-old Joshua Jeklin brought his girlfriend to a storage locker last August where he bound her, beat her and cut her with a knife.

The couple was in the middle of a breakup when the attack occurred.

Jeklin’s two children were waiting in a car outside the storage locker during the attack.

He pleaded guilty last week to assault and kidnapping charges.

Jeklin is facing eight years in prison when he is sentenced.