Prineville man sentenced to 6 years in prison for sex abuse
Prineville man Myron Newell was sentenced to 75 months in prison Thursday afternoon for sex abuse involving a young girl.
The sentence follows a conviction for one count of first-degree sex abuse earlier this month. He was not found guilty of two other counts of first-degree sex abuse.
According to a November 2013 Crook County Grand Jury indictment, 88-year-old Newell faced three sex abuse counts for separate incidents of touching the intimate body parts of a girl younger than 14. The incidents took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, 2013.
Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins said that Newell took time to thank his wife, his lawyer Valerie Wright, his family, the jury and the Judge Gary Williams. He even wished Williams a good retirement and talked to him about riding horses across the country, but he never at any time showed remorse for his actions.
"He did not apologize to his victim who was 8 years old at the time of the crime," she said.