A Lacey man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on Monday for a crime spree that included rape, robbery and stealing a vehicle with two toddlers inside.
Curtis Eugene Harmon, 25, was sentenced by Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon. In a November plea deal, Harmon had pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, first-degree robbery, second-degree rape, theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of reckless endangerment.
The sentence includes three years to lifetime probation after release. Harmon also must register as a sex offender.
Court documents give the following account of Harmon’s crimes:
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On March 14, a 26-year-old woman was walking in the 6100 block of Rainier Road Southeast in Lacey when Harmon grabbed her from behind, dragged her behind an abandoned building and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. He also stole her identification and debit card.
On March 18, Harmon committed a similar sexual assault and robbery against a 63-year-old woman who had been walking to a Lacey bus stop. The attack occurred in a parking lot near 4550 10th Ave. SE.
Later that morning, Harmon stole a vehicle from the parking lot of Paramount Christian Academy, in the 3800 block of College Street Southeast, about two miles away from the assault scene. Two children, ages 3 and 1, had been left in a running vehicle while their mother dropped off a third child at the church’s child care center. Police found the vehicle a few blocks away from the school with the children unharmed.
Harmon was arrested March 19 in Portland, Oregon, after fleeing the area on an Amtrak train.