A Roseburg man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree rape in Douglas County Circuit Court Wednesday.
Brandon Scott Belcher, 28, was arrested on Nov. 25 last year and lodged in the Douglas County Jail after forcing a woman to have sex with him around 40 times. He was released a month later.
Belcher was arrested again last month after trying to sell fake methamphetamine to an undercover detective.
First-degree rape is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory 100-month sentence.
Roseburg police first discovered Belcher’s crimes after the victim walked around the Wal-Mart on Stewart Parkway, whispering to customers and employees while showing them a written note on her palm: “Call the police.”
Police went to the store and stopped a man and woman who matched the descriptions provided by witnesses.
The victim told police Belcher had been forcibly raping her approximately two to three times a day for three weeks.
When police interviewed Belcher, he said he kicked down the door at the victim’s apartment after she locked him out and wouldn’t let him inside to get his belongings.
Belcher told police he went inside, hit the victim on the head because he was mad, and then took her into the bedroom to have sex. He said she was crying the entire time, but she never said “stop.”
Belcher told police that he punished the victim with sex when she made him angry. He also said he didn’t know why the victim called the police, according to court documents.
When police went to the victim’s home to gather evidence, an officer noted that she had bells and wind chimes on her drapes in hopes that they would make noise if Belcher came in through the window, according to court documents.