PORTLAND -- A North Portland man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women will spend more than six years in prison.

Marlin Brandt Pohlman, 43, was charged with several sex crimes on March 13, 2013, after four women told detectives he had injected them with drugs and assaulted them while they were unconscious, said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Investigators then found what they believed was a drug lab at Pohlman's home, in the 7100 block of North Chase Avenue.

Pohlman pleaded guilty to charges of attempted assault and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He pleaded no-contest to a sexual abuse charge.

In court Wednesday, he pleaded with Judge Judith Matarazzo to order drug rehabilitation treatment for him.

I cannot overcome this addiction without court intervention, he said. I've tried and I failed on three occasions. So I'm begging, I'm begging for drug treatment.

I am hopeful that the department of corrections will provide you with that treatment, and that you would be open to receiving that treatment, Judge Matarazzo replied, so that when you get out, you can make a choice that you want to walk through life in a different fashion than perhaps you have walked thus far.

Prosecutors dropped several charges, including kidnapping and rape, after deciding they could not prove the accusation. Pohlman was sentenced to six years and three months in prison.

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KGWreporter Pat Dooris contributed to this report.

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