A 44-year-old man was sentenced to more than 37 years in prison on charges of child sexual abuse involving Hillsboro, Oregon.
Washington County Judge Janelle Wipper sentenced Ryan Keanaaina to 449 months in prison on Thursday. Associated Press Report.
In June of this year, a Washington County jury convicted Keanaaina guilty of first-degree rape, three first-degree sexual abuse charges, two counts of seducing a minor, three third-degree sexual abuse charges, private assault, and first-degree attempt. Attempted sexual abuse and tertiary sexual abuse.
An unnamed girl filed an allegation of sexual abuse against Keanaaina in 2012 and shared the account with a friend who did not want to be named. KPTV Report. But at that time, the authorities investigating the incident found insufficient evidence to support the criminal charges against Keanaaina.
County officials said an unidentified person close to Keanaaina also persuaded the friend not to confirm the girl’s allegations.
Another victim, who asked not to be named, subsequently reported to a family member that Kina Aina had sexually abused her. However, according to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, the family member did not report these allegations to the police, and the abuse continues.
The second victim informed other family members of the abuse in October 2017, and the police launched an investigation after being notified.
During the investigation, the Hillsborough Police also talked with the friend of the first victim. This friend revealed how she was persuaded to mislead the police. It was later learned that she was also a victim of Keanaaina’s sexual abuse.
According to the 11th law of Oregon, Keannaaina’s case requires a mandatory minimum penalty. Combined with the judge’s decision, the 44-year-old man will serve his entire sentence without a chance of early release.
The judge also ordered Keanaaina to register as a sex offender. Once he is released, he will continue to receive post-prison supervision for the rest of his life.
Keanaaina will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.