Despite the ruling against Micah Rhodes, some fear he may get a slap on the wrist rather than the maximum sentence. Even the maximum sentence for this crime is a joke, however.
By a vote of 10-2, the Washington County Circuit Court jury overwhelmingly found Rhodes guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman.
Rhodes, a BLM leader and prominent organizer of Portland’s Resistance, was found guilty after just a day and a half in court.
In January 2014, Rhodes — who was 20-years-old at the time — had a sexual encounter with a girl that was younger than 18-years-old.
Investigators weren’t legally allowed to reveal her age because she was a minor but confirmed she was under the age of consent.
Under Oregon sentencing guidelines, Rhodes will likely be handed a prison sentence ranging from two to three years in jail.
Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver, who tried the case, said Rhodes could face as many as five years in prison if it can be proved his actions were particularly egregious.
If the prosecution can show his behavior warranted being charged with a felony, Judge Janelle Wipper has a decision to make.
She can either give Rhodes the maximum sentence or allow him to skirt charges and only give him probation.
Serving as a leader of Portland’s Resistance, which was formed after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, he helped organize large-scale events.
Unable to accept the results of a democratic election and that Hillary Clinton was an awful candidate, Rhodes has been a key player in creating events geared toward upending Trump’s presidency.
Rhodes was previously convicted of sex abuse when he was a minor. He was put on probation and forced to register as a sex offender.
The BLM leader also faces additional charges in Multnomah County, which involves allegations he sexually assaulted an underage boy he reportedly met on a gay dating app.