EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon judge has sentenced a 50-year-old Eugene man to a half century in prison after convicting him on sex abuse charges involving six young girls.
Circuit Court Judge Charles Zennache found Russell Crummett guilty of 12 charges Wednesday.
The Register-Guard reports Crummett will have no chance for early release.
While his lawyers agreed to a stipulated facts trial before the judge, the newspaper says they disagreed with the judge's decision to combine all the victims into a single case. The defense plans to appeal the convictions.
The prosecution says Crummett was a single father whose own child attended school with the victims and they became friends. The children often gathered after school at Crummett's home and he began sexually molesting the girls.
Crummett was arrested last fall at the University of Oregon, where he worked in maintenance.