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Douglas James Young Jr.

Douglas James Young Jr., 46, of Lebanon, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison after pleading no contest to first-degree sex abuse, and 11 other related charges. 

The charges stem from multiple incidents in 2017, and involve a boy under the age of 14. Young also pled to 11 other charges involving 9 victims. Those crimes spanned from 2004 through 2016.

Young was arrested March 15, 2017. He is a former Boy Scouts of America leader. According to police documents, he was questioned in the past about other allegations of sexual abuse, but no charges were filed.

"The defendant was in a position of authority and trust for years as a Boy Scout leader," wrote Linn County Prosecutor Jonathan Crow in a statement. "He used that position to target and groom boys for his sexual gratification. Today, he has been held accountable and will be in prison for at least 20 years."

Crow also said the success in the case was due to "the diligent work of Lebanon Police Department detectives Taylor Jackson and Ryan Padua," as well as the courage of the victims who came forward.

Neil Zawicki

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