San Juan man gets 31 months for statutory rape and theft

A San Juan Island man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl over a four-month period and in spite of court orders which were intended to keep the two apart.

In May, Andrew Dubail, 20, pleaded guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to two counts of third-degree rape of a child, a Class C felony. He was sentenced June 27 to a total of 31 months in prison and ordered to pay $650 in fines and fees.

He pleaded guilty also in May to one count of second-degree theft, a Class C felony, for cashing $361 in forged checks which he stole from the mailbox of a Friday Harbor home earlier this year. He was sentenced to five months in jail for the theft offense, which will be served in conjunction with the rape sentence, and ordered to pay $500 in fines and $361 in restitution.

According to court documents, the girl was a willing partner, though below the age of consent, when the two began having sex in early August of last year.

The sexual relationship continued through December even though court orders that prohibited Dubail from contacting the girl, granted at her mother’s request, were in place at the time.

A Class C felony, third-degree rape of a child carries maximum penalties of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both; however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is 31-41 months. The standard sentencing range for second-degree theft is 2-5 months in jail.

Dubail, who turned himself over to authorities in early April, received credit for the three months he had been in jail awaiting trial. He will be required to register as a sex offender following his release from prison.

-- Scott Rasmussen

First-time felony offender gets 15 days for vandalism spree

A San Juan Island man who pummeled a couple’s cars with eggs, tossed a block of concrete through the rear window of one and repeatedly vandalized their vehicles was sentenced last week to 15 days in jail.

He will be allowed to serve 15 days on work crew in lieu of jail, however; though at his own expense and if he qualifies for the program.

On June 27, Travis James Webster, 20, was ordered to serve 15 days in jail and to pay $3,179 in fines, fees and restitution after pleading guilty two weeks earlier in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of first-degree malicious mischief, a Class B felony.

First-degree malicious mischief carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both, however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is 0-90 days in jail. Because it’s Webster’s first felony conviction he qualified for sentencing as a first-time offender and a reduced sentence as a result.

According to court documents, the couple became the target of a vandalism spree which Webster launched initially by siphoning gas out of vehicles at the man’s auto repair shop and pelting many of the cars with eggs in June of last year. Several months later he reportedly hurled a large cement block through the rear window of a car parked outside the couple’s home and vandalized the same vehicle on several more times.

The couple and their property were reportedly targeted by Webster because a criminal case involving the husband, based largely on allegations made by Webster’s mother, was later dismissed.

Initially, Webster denied taking part in the vandalism when confronted by authorities late last year. He reportedly confessed earlier this year and was charged in March with the felony offense. As part of the sentence, Webster was ordered to pay $2,629 in restitution for the damage that the block of concrete caused to the couple’s car.

-- Scott Rasmussen

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