Umatilla County man sentenced in sex abuse case

Tri-City HeraldApril 2, 2014 

— 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 Lyon’s 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 attorney’s office. Lyon apparently apologized to his victim at the hearing.

The abuse took place in 2010 and 2013, the release said.

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