20-year-old pleads guilty in Hillsboro to rapes

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to sexually assaulting eight girls, ranging in age from 12 to 16.

In a plea deal, Daniel Joseph Matthews pleaded guilty to seven rape charges and one attempted rape charge. He had faced a total of 28 counts related to sexual assaults over the past few years.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/cZ5Ha2 ) his lawyer said Matthews is disappointed in his behavior and hopes he didn't ruin any lives.

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