The Roseburg man accused of inappropriately touching a sleeping woman was convicted of attempting to commit a Class B felony Monday.

Jordan Lee Godel, 24, was sentenced to 60 months of probation and has to register as a sex offender.

Godel was arrested in March after his DNA was found in the victim’s underwear.

The victim notified police last year after Godel assaulted her at a party in May 2017.

According to court documents, the victim woke up to Godel spooning her with his hands inside her pants and said: “I won’t tell if you won’t tell.”

When police asked Godel if he knew why he was being interviewed, he said the victim was claiming he was “all up on her against her will.”

He told police that the victim was the one who asked him to lay beside her and the one who said, “I won’t tell if you won’t tell.”

Godel said he got up after one of his friends walked into the room, according to court documents.

In a text message to one of his friends, Godel wrote: “(She) took this D so like sorry we were drunk,” according to court documents.

He told police that he meant to say “wanted” instead of “took,” and acknowledged it did not look good for him.

Godel could not explain how his DNA got inside the victim’s underwear, according to court documents.

He initially pleaded not guilty to first-degree sex abuse, attempting to commit a Class B felony and two counts of third-degree sex abuse in June.

In November, Godel pleaded guilty to the attempting to commit a Class B felony charge.

A person is found guilty of attempting to commit a crime when they intentionally engage in conduct which constitutes a substantial step toward comitting that crime.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or Or on Twitter


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Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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