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Former youth supervisor moves toward plea in sex crimes case

Published on November 8, 2017 6:14PM

Last changed on November 8, 2017 7:31PM

PENDLETON — Former Oregon Youth Authority supervisor Gary Charles Cross has a court date to change his plea to charges of sexual and official misconduct.

Umatilla County Circuit Court records show Cross, 39, of Jefferson, has a change of plea hearing Dec. 2 in Pendleton. Cross pleaded not guilty in May to two counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, class C felonies, and four counts of first-degree official misconduct, class A misdemeanors.

The state has accused Cross of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old former inmate at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility, Albany, where he worked as a group life coordinator.

According to court documents, Cross in 2016 came to Pendleton for Oregon Youth Authority meetings and had sex with the girl in his hotel room.


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