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Medford Man Sentenced to Probation for Rape of Middle School Girls

A Medford judge sentenced 18-year-old Joshua Campos on Wednesday after the man pleaded guilty to rape and sex abuse charges.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 4:24 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A judge passed the sentence for an 18-year-old Medford man in a Jackson County Circuit Court hearing today. Joshua Thomas Campos pleaded guilty to rape and sex abuse charges against middle school girls between the ages of 13 and 14.

The sentence requires that Campos serve five years of supervised probation, receive sex offender evaluation and treatment, requires that he register as a sex offender, have no contact with the victims, any minors, or secondary schools, and he must undergo HIV and DNA testing.

If Campos violates any of those terms, he will have to go to prison for four years. Judge Benjamin Bloom had words of warning for Campos at the hearing, should he violate the terms of his probation:

"The worst thing I ever did as a criminal judge, I remember it clearly," said Judge Bloom. "Someone who came in and didn't do it, and I sent them away."

Campos pleaded guilty to Attempted Rape in the Second Degree for one victim, Rape in the Third Degree for one victim, and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree for one victim.

Detectives arrested Campos in January of 2018 after a four-month investigation. Investigators believed that Campos came into contact with at least three victims between the ages of 13 and 14 back in 2017—finding them through friends, at parties, and online. At the time, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said that they thought there might be more victims.

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