Former coach sentenced to 43 years in prison

NEWPORT — A former youth coach in Lincoln City pleaded guilty to nine of the 37 sex abuse charges filed against him. In a packed courtroom filled with families and community members — including six of the coach’s former players who became victims of his abuse — Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl Bachart sentenced 22-year-old Tyler Lopez to a consecutive 513 months in prison, a sentence which totals just shy of 43 years.

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