Sex offender nets 40 years in prison
If he serves his full sentence, a Madras man won't be released from prison until he's 94. Jeffrey Leese Worley, 54, who pleaded guilty June 6 to the sexual abuse of a child and child pornography charges, was sentenced July 3 to 40 years in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections.
A month ago, Worley pleaded guilty to first-degree sodomy and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, Class A felonies, which occurred between April 24, 2011, and Dec. 19, 2016, and three counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, Class B felonies, which occurred on Dec. 19, all involving a female child under age 12.
On Monday, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annette Hillman sentenced him to 40 years in prison, and 100 years of post-prison supervision — in case he is released before his term is up. Seven additional counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse were dismissed.
Investigators with Oregon State Police first learned that Worley was involved in the creation and exchange of child pornography back in November, when the Oregon Department of Justice — Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was notified of a report of the sexual exploitation of a child, and turned the case over to the OSP Major Crimes Section, of Bend.
After obtaining a search warrant for Worley's home on Northwest Glass Drive, in Madras, investigators executed the warrant Dec. 19, at about 7 a.m. Worley was arrested and charged with first-degree sodomy, using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and numerous counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.
The investigation also led investigators to Grover D. Cockrum, 62, of the Sunriver area, who was arrested at his home, where police executed a search warrant. The search revealed that Cockrum was in possession of child pornography.
Cockrum was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail, and is expected to enter a plea July 25.
As part of Worley's sentence, he is not eligible for any form of sentence reduction, conditional or supervised release program, temporary leave from custody or work release.