Violence, including sexual assault, domestic assault, strangulation occurred over nine-month period.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Christopher Richard PruittA Madras man, Christopher Richard Pruitt, 39, was found guilty Aug. 29, of the abuse and sexual assault of an adult female, and sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Daina Vitolins found Pruitt guilty of domestic violence, including two counts of first-degree sodomy, Class A felonies, two counts of fourth-degree assault, and two of strangulation, Class A misdemeanors, and five counts of harassment, Class B misdemeanors, all of which occurred over the course of the nine-month period from Sept. 1, 2016, through May 30, 2017.

In the arrest affidavit, Sgt. Steve Webb indicated that he had spoken to the victim on June 28, but the violence had been occurring since the fall of 2016.

"(The victim) is currently in hiding in a location not to be disclosed because of the assaults she has been subject to by Pruitt," he wrote, noting that the couple had been together for about five years, with abuse increasing over time.

Vitolins sentenced Pruitt to 125 months in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections, and 20 years of post-prison supervision, minus time actually served. He must also register as a sex offender.

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