OREGON HOUSE MAN PLEADS NO CONTEST TO MULTIPLE CHILD SEX ABUSE CHARGES

An Oregon House man has pleaded no contest to three sex crimes involving multiple children, and now faces up to 30 years in prison. 35-year-old Jasper John Morton was arrested back in June after a 15-year-old girl told a relative that Morton had sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions dating back to 2018. Other victims include children – ages 9, 12 and 15 – who reported almost 100 separate incidents including rape, and abuse by force or duress. Morton returns to Yuba County Superior Court in October for sentencing.