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Mill City man gets 18 months for abuse of teens

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

A Mill City man has agreed to serve a year-and-a-half in prison after pleading no-contest to felony charges related to unlawful sex with minors.

Tyler Matthew Willis, 22, pleaded no-contest Dec. 2 to attempted first-degree sexual abuse, attempted second-degree rape, first-degree encouraging child sex abuse, and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of post-prison supervision.

These charges were reduced from first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree rape, which both carried minimum sentences of 75 months in prison.

Willis was arrested Oct. 10 by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office for incidents in June when he was alleged to have had sexual contact with teenaged girls, one younger than 14 and the other younger than 18. He was also charged with producing or distributing sexually explicit images of a minor.

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