ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Junction City man has been found guilty of nearly two dozen charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of a child.
Michael Long, 36, was found guilty last week in Linn County Circuit Court of 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, five counts of encouraging child sexual abuse, three counts of unlawful sexual penetration, three counts of sodomy and strangulation, The Albany Democrat-Herald reported.
Prosecutor Julia Baker said the jury found him guilty on all charges after about an hour of deliberation. Long is scheduled to be sentenced April 6 and could receive more than 150 years in prison.
An investigation into Long, who was living in Tangent at the time, began after authorities were notified he had inappropriate interactions with a juvenile on Facebook. The victim in this case involved a different person, an elementary school-aged child he knew.
Baker has said the crimes happened over 18 months and the victim reported being afraid of Long.
Detectives have said there could be more victims and encouraged anyone with information to contact police.