Siletz resident, commercial fisherman, middle and high school sports coach and an avowed family man was sentenced to just over 20 years in state prison Friday after being convicted of kidnap, sexual assault, sodomy, coercion, harrassment and menacing involving two women.
Anthony Mendibles was found guilty by a jury in what was portrayed as preying on young women – first buying them drinks at a Siletz bar until they were very drunk, and then offering to drive them safely home. Instead, court testimony revealed, Mendibles drove them to the Green Thumb trailer park where he sexually assaulted them and in at least one instance, threatened to kill one of his victims if she ever revealed what happened.
Mendibles jury convicted him on 11 charges related to two women victims. Nine other charges were undecided due to the jury not being able to reach a verdict. Those nine charges could be raised again in the future in a retrial.
Some of Mendibles supporters indicated a high likelihood that his attorney will appeal the convictions. But until an appeal is won, if it is ever won, Mendibles is headed for state prison until his 70th birthday, but even after his release he’ll be on tight probation, violation of which would send him back to prison for many more years.