Madras man sentenced to 10 years for sex abuse
A Madras man, Troy Michael Hallas, 47, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Jan. 10, for sexually abusing a teenage girl.
In the Jefferson County Circuit Court, Hallas pleaded no contest to two Class A felonies, first-degree sodomy, which occurred between March 1 and 10, 2017, and unlawful first-degree sexual penetration, which occurred between March 1 and 31, 2016.
Circuit Court Judge Daniel Ahern sentenced Hallas to 120 months in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections and 10 years of post-prison supervision. Hallas must also register as a sex offender.
According to the arrest affidavit, the Madras Police Department began looking into the allegations against Hallas on March 22, 2017. During an interview, the victim described three occasions when she had been sexually abused by Hallas. One incident occurred after he had provided her with alcohol and marijuana, and another, after he had just given her alcohol. The first incident had occurred a year before the report.
Hallas was contacted for an interview March 31, 2017, at the Madras Police Department, where he invoked his Miranda rights — to remain silent and to have an attorney. He was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, where he was lodged.
Brooks McClain, of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, prosecuted the case. Hallas was represented by Jennifer Kimble.
Three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse were all dismissed.