Ryan Corey Newsome will spend nearly 7 years in prison for sexually abusing and raping a 13-year-old girl.

Nearly two weeks ago a jury convicted the 20-year-old Pendleton man of 11 felony sex crimes for having a sexual relationship when he was 19 with a then 13-year-old girl for three months in late 2009 and early 2010. Ten of the counts were Measure 11 crimes in Oregon and carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 6 years, 3 months each.

This afternoon, newly-appointed Circuit Court Judge Lynn Hampton, in her first criminal sentencing, handed Newsome a punishment of 7 years, 9 months. She sentenced Newsome concurrently on the Measure 11 crimes, and then gave him a maximum of 18 months for online sexual corruption of  child.

He’ll end up doing about a year less than the prison term because of credit for the time he has been in the Umatilla County Jail.

After prison, Newsome will have to register as a sex offender for as long as Oregon allows, the judge ordered.

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