Pilot Rock — A Umatilla County man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three girls.
Karl Louis Lyon, of Pilot Rock, Ore., pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse on Monday. The plea deal kept Lyons victims from having to testify.
Judge Christopher Brauer called the crimes heinous before sentencing Lyon to 150 months in prison, according to a release from the district attorneys office. Lyon apparently apologized to his victim at the hearing.
The abuse took place in 2010 and 2013, the release said.