The Umatilla County Circuit Court sentenced Russell Allen Baughman Jr. this week to almost 33 years in prison with no possibility of early release for repeatedly sexually abusing two girls over a decade, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Thursday.
His conviction on similar crimes in Clatsop County, Ore., means Baughman will spend more than 70 years in prison with no possibility of early release.
A Umatilla County jury convicted Baughman after a two-week trial in April.
Both victims testified, as well as other relatives, friends, and law enforcement officers from the Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police.
The jury deliberated for almost five hours before finding Baughman guilty on more than forty counts, including rape and other sex offenses.
Prosecutors say the first victim was in grade school when she was abused for three years and then later as a teen. The second victim, also a grade-school girl, was abused for seven years, the District Attorney’s Office said.
The second victim also was abused in Clatsop County, Ore., and a Clatsop County jury found Baughman guilty of rape and other sex offenses.
The crimes occurred from 1998 to 2010.
The Clatsop County Circuit Court sentenced Baughman to more than 37 years in prison under Jessica’s Law, which went into effect in 2006 and requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain sex crimes, the District Attorney’s Office said.
In presiding over the Tuesday sentencing hearing in Umatilla County, Judge Lynn Hampton ordered Baughman serve his time in addition to the sentence he received in Clatsop County, the District Attorney’s Office said.
That means Baughman will serve more than 70 years, with no possibility of early release, the District Attorney’s Office said.