Former Oregon youth coach sentenced to prison for sex abuse

A former lacrosse coach in central Oregon was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:36 AM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A former lacrosse coach in central Oregon was sentenced to 18 months in prison after authorities say he engaged in sexual relationships with teenage girls under his authority.

The Bulletin reports 24-year-old Dakota Wayne Harless was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual abuse and no contest to a sodomy charge.

The Redmond youth coach was initially indicted on 23 charges stemming from his relationships with four victims ages 14-16. The charges were reduced under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.

Harless told the court that he regrets his actions, and he has made changes in his life.

Harless was also sentenced to five years of post-prison supervision, and he will be required to register as a sex offender.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 43793

Reported Deaths: 673
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9502166
Marion6024109
Washington599178
Umatilla343545
Clackamas326766
Lane246727
Malheur194938
Jackson17967
Deschutes118513
Yamhill101315
Linn84515
Polk66815
Jefferson60710
Morrow5517
Lincoln51813
Union4842
Benton4636
Klamath4223
Douglas3688
Wasco34916
Hood River2841
Columbia2711
Josephine2703
Coos2601
Clatsop2480
Baker1403
Crook1132
Tillamook740
Curry581
Wallowa492
Lake430
Harney350
Sherman200
Grant120
Gilliam110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 44°
Corvallis
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 45°
Roseburg
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 45°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
53° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 53°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events