Siletz man convicted of child sex abuse


LINCOLN COUNTY — Jason Ray Smith, 34, of Siletz, was convicted of 10 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree. 

Smith was arrested by Newport police in July on 20 charges of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, according to court documents. He was also accused of possessing and watching child porn.

In a plea deal dated Sept. 26, Smith pled guilty to 10 of the charges and was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. He must also serve post-prison supervision and will be required to register as a sex offender.

 

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