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Man gets 11 years in prison for 2 rapes

A man who raped two women on the Colville Indian Reservation in 2007 has been sentenced to about 11 years in prison.

Clarence J. Stensgar, Jr., 60, will be under federal supervision for life after he serves 135 months in federal prison under a sentence imposed today in U.S. District Court in Spokane. Stensgar raped a woman in April 2007 and another woman in November 2007.

He was indicted by a grand jury in September 2010 and pleaded guilty in July. He's in the Spokane County Jail awaiting transport to federal prison.

In a prepared statement, Michael C. Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, “I am committed to aggressively prosecuting violent crime on Tribal lands. It is especially important to remove and incarcerate repeat sexual offenders, because women on Tribal land suffer a greater percentage of assaults than the general population.”

Tribal member pleads guilty to 2 rapes

A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

Clarence J. Stensgar, Jr., was charged last September with sexually assaulting two different women in 2007 on the Colville Indian Reservation.

The charges carry a maximum sentence of up to life in federal prison, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Ohms recommended a sentence of just more than 11 years in federal prison.

As part of the plea negotiation, a third count of aggravated sexual abuse and a single count of kidnapping were dismissed, according to court records.

U.S. District Judge Frem Nielsen set Stensgar's sentencing for 9 a.m. on Oct. 12.

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