HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — A Eastern Oregon man is going to prison for the rest of his life for sexually abusing a child.
Jose Olivarez Fernandez, 58, of Hermiston was at trial in late January when he pleaded guilty — just before the child victim was to testify in court, KATU reported.
The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office says Fernandez pleaded guilty to all 19 counts of unlawful sexual penetration, sodomy, sex abuse, using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, encouraging child sex abuse and incest.
Fernandez was sentenced on Friday to more than 200 years in prison.
Court documents state the the sexual abuse took place in multiple jurisdictions, the most recent being at the defendant’s home in Hermiston.