HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A sex offender has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for raping two women earlier this year, shortly after he was released from prison for an attempted rape conviction.

He is also accused of killing a Northeast Portland man and his dog. That case is still under investigation in Multnomah County.

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Both women were raped by 34-year-old Alexander Rico Ortiz in February of 2017, according to Washington County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman.

"On February 1st the defendant arranged a date with the first victim and brought her to his home in Hillsboro. When she refused his advances Ortiz told her that if she did not have sex with him he would kill her," Freeman said. "Ortiz then forcibly raped the victim and threatened that he would also kill her if she called the police. Frightened, she did not immediately report the attack."

Ortiz raped another woman under similar circumstances on Feb. 14, and that victim reported it immediately. After Ortiz was arrested on Mar. 3, the first victim came forward.

Both victims were at the sentencing on Friday and talked about "the deep harm and long-lasting effects that sexual violence has on victims, including flashbacks, feelings of shame and embarrassment, and persistent fear," Freeman said.

Before beginning his prison sentence Ortiz will remain in Multnomah County Jail to face additional pending charges, including the killing of 59-year-old Eleazar "Tony" Herrera Villegas and his dog, Max.

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