Milton-Freewater man sentenced to more than 16 years for abuse of children

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An 18-year-old Milton-Freewater man will spend more than 16 years in an Oregon prison for sodomizing and sexually abusing two young children, officials said.

Edward Wayne Yeoman was 17 when he committed his crimes, said Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa.

Yeoman, who pleaded guilty June 16 to one count of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, was sentenced Thursday to 16 years and eight months in prison, Gushwa said.

There's no possibility of early release, Gushwa said.

Yeoman was arrested in January after a Umatilla County Grand Jury handed down a 15-count indictment, that included multiple charges of sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual penetration and luring a minor.

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