SOUTH BEND — A former Long Beach woman with a history of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled family member is likely to receive a life sentence at her Jan. 26 hearing.
Victoria Suzanna Jackson, also known as Victoria Milligan, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree incest and second-degree assault with a sexual motivation in Pacific County Superior Court on Jan. 5.
Prosecutor Mark McClain said in a press release that it was a “particularly troubling” case. He is asking that Jackson receive a life sentence under the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board because it was not the first time she had abused the victim, who is an adult.
“While she did not physically assault her (victim), he was incapable of consent in the same way someone may be too intoxicated to consent and as such committed a sex offense,” McClain said. “Ms. Jackson’s prior sex offense against the same victim and her history of failing to register as a sex offender warranted the significant sentence.”
The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board is part of the state Department of Corrections. It has independent authority to make decisions about parole for inmates who were sentenced before July 1984, people who committed certain serious sex offenses after September 2001 and minors who were sentenced as adults.
Jackson must complete sex offender treatment while she is in prison. If she is granted release, she will be a registered sex offender and will remain under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for life.
However, before her release, the Sexually Violent Predators unit in the state Attorney General’s Office will review her case, and decide if she should be civilly committed. Serious sex offenders who are deemed likely to reoffend can be sent to the state’s “Special Commitment Center” on McNeil Island, near Tacoma. Stays at McNeil are indefinite, although each resident has the right to make a yearly petition to be moved to a less restrictive setting.
A Long Beach drug dealer is expected to spend 40 months in state prison for meth possession with intent to deliver, according to a Jan. 8 press release from the Pacific County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ryan Jeffrey Blake, 27, of Long Beach failed to report to his state Department of Corrections probation officer. In cooperation with his family, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections officer James Bergstrom apprehended Blake in his bedroom. The officials found heroin, meth, a scale and empty baggies. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and new drug charges.
McClain said Blake began racking up felony theft, assault and drug charges, starting in 2016. In addition to offenses in Pacific and Cowlitz counties, he also has a pending felony case in Oregon.
He will be eligible for release — under Department of Corrections supervision — after 20 months. Under the terms of the alternative sentencing program for drug offenders, failure to comply with his probation will result in his return to prison.
“I believe in treatment, but only where it protects our community. Here, the return to prison upon any failure of supervision provides for both,” McClain said.