Rock Creek man admits to 3 rapes

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A 21-year-old Rock Creek man has pleaded guilty to raping three Washington County girls last year.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/tHF7mB ) that under the plea agreement, Jeffrey Paul Erickson will spend 20 years in prison without possibility of early release.

A 15-year-old girl accused Erickson of drugging and raping her in October 2010. Police said that after her initial report, additional victims came forward with similar accounts.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for next week.

Erickson pleaded guilty to 13 of 25 counts, including first-degree rape, attempted first-degree rape, third-degree rape, attempted first-degree sodomy, using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, second-degree encouraging child sex abuse, delivering marijuana to a minor and furnishing alcohol to a person younger than 21.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com