PENDLETON, Ore. - A Pendleton man has been convicted of 11 felony sex crimes for having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl for two months starting in late 2009.
The East Oregonian reports that the Umitalla County Court jury took just 30 minutes Friday to return the verdict against 20-year-old Ryan Cory Newsome.
Prosecutor says Newsome and the girl developed a friendship on the Internet. They told police they were mutually attracted to each other. However, the girl was under the age of consent.
Newsome is to be sentenced Thursday.
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Under Oregon's Measure 11, 10 of the counts carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence of six years, three months each.