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Dublin sentenced to 45 years in prison

Brian Dublin at Friday
Brian Dublin at Friday's sentencing.
— image credit: Levi Pulkkinen/seattlepi.com

Vashon resident Brian Dublin, convicted in October of raping two teenage girls and attempting to rape a 12-year-old girl, was sentenced Friday afternoon to just under 45 years in prison.

Dublin, a construction worker and a 2000 graduate of Vashon High School, was arrested in May 2010 and charged with the January 2010 rape of a 16-year-old girl and the October 2003 rape of an 18-year-old girl. Charges were later amended to include the attempted rape of a 12-year-old girl in July 2006.

After a jury trial in September and October, he was convicted on all three sex offenses and three counts of first-degree burglary — crimes he committed over the course of a decade on Vashon, when he broke into homes in the middle of the night and assaulted the girls. He was acquitted of one account of attempted indecent liberties.

On Friday, nearly nine weeks after his conviction, King County Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh handed down a sentence of just under 45 years. The King County prosecutor's office had sought a 50-year sentence. The sentence is indeterminate, meaning that at the end of his prison term, he could be held indefinitely as a violent sexual predator.

According to a news story posted on SeattlePI.com, Dublin did not say anything during his sentencing. Middaugh, the PI reports, noted that he represents a dichotomy — a loving father of two and a violent rapist. Dublin, she said, according to the PI, has "almost two personalities."

On Vashon, the father of the girl who was raped in 2010 said his family is relieved that Dublin will be in prison a long time. "We think that will keep him away from harming girls indefinitely," he said.

His wife attended the sentencing but his daughter opted not to, he added. "She's really putting this behind her."

 

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