PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man has pleaded guilty to committing sex crimes against a 13-year-old girl last year.
The East Oregonian newspaper reports that 34-year-old Justin Bedard of Pilot Rock will spend more than six years behind bars after accepting a plea deal Friday.
Bedard's father told the judge his son should not receive such a harsh sentence. He said another man threatened to kill Bedard and his family if he did not rape the teen.
The man accused by the father is scheduled to go on trial in December. A 32-year-old woman is also accused of violating the girl.