• An Oregon man has been sentenced to more than 275 years in prison for various sex crimes against underage girls 
  • The man was convicted of dozens of sex crimes that occurred between 2014 and 2020 and involved four girls
  • A prosecutor said he believes the man had more victims

A man in Oregon was sentenced to more than 275 years in prison Tuesday for dozens of sex crimes he committed against young girls between 2014 and last year, a report says.

Tristan Ray Stanton, a 34-year-old man from Roseburg, Oregon, was handed what a prosecutor described as an “unheard of” prison sentence in Douglas County Circuit Court after he was convicted of 29 counts of sex crimes involving four little girls, local newspaper The News-Review reported.

Two of the victims were below the age of 12 when the abuse began, according to the report. Stanton was arrested in January last year for his crimes that allegedly began on Aug. 5, 2014, with the final incident occurring on Jan. 16, 2020.

Stanton received 10 sentences of 25 years on seven counts of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Douglas County Judge Ann Marie Simmons also ruled that Stanton will serve consecutive 75-month sentences on three counts of first-degree sex abuse and a 45-month consecutive sentence for a count of attempted first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. He will also serve a 36-month consecutive sentence on a count of second-degree sex abuse.

The combined sentences total 275 years and 6 months that will be served in the Oregon Department of Corrections, according to The News-Review.

"I work very hard to find a place to work encouragement into my sentence, but there is absolutely nothing in this case that I find redeeming," Simmons told Stanton at his sentencing. "There is nothing I can say to them or say to you that can make anything better. There was nothing good that came of this."

Before the judge announced his sentence at the Tuesday hearing, Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg told Simmons, “We are asking you respectfully: Honor these girls.” He added that the victims will never be the same after what they had gone through.

Stanton’s defense attorney, Carole Race, had earlier sought a 25-year concurrent sentence for all the charges.

In January 2020, an unnamed woman told Roseburg police that her daughter had revealed inappropriate sexual contact with a man at a home in southeast Roseburg. An investigation was launched into Stanton from there.

Three other girls later came forward with sexual allegations against Stanton. Their allegations included both personal physical abuse as well as the use of adult sex toys, the report said.

Aside from them, Wesenberg said he believes that there are at least two more victims who were abused by Stanton.

"I can’t tell you as I’m standing here how many more children he’s had at!" the prosecutor shouted in court as he pointed at Stanton. "None of these girls could come and speak to you today, but they were so brave to come in and talk in front of that jury."

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