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.
Hell 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.