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Redmond Man Sentenced To 15 Years Behind Bars For Sexually Abusing Child

BEND, Ore. (AP) – A Redmond man accused of sexually abusing a child for more than four years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Bulletin reports Cody Owen Hough-Nielsen, 31, came to court Tuesday having entered an Alford plea to two counts of first-degree sex abuse and one of coercion.

Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction.

Prosecutor Stacy Neil told the court Hough-Nielsen was arrested in September 2018 after a girl who lived with him told police he had abused her numerous times from 2014 into 2018, while she was younger than 11 years old.

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