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Former Oregon Youth Prison Guard Gets 65 Years for Molesting Children

A former Oregon juvenile prison guard has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for multiple sex crimes against children.

During the 1990s, Frank Milligan was employed by the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) as a group life coordinator at the Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility.

In July 2000, Milligan abducted a young boy from a popular Dallas, Oregon, park.  He drove the boy to a secluded field, molested him, choked him unconscious and slashed his throat, leaving him for dead. Fortunately, the boy survived.

Milligan was convicted of attempted murder and sexual assault. In 2001, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for that attack. His release date on that sentence was 2036.

In 2014, a former Maclaren prisoner sued the OYA for $5.5 million, claiming that Milligan had sexually molested him when he was a Maclaren prisoner during the 1990s. Ultimately, the State indicted Milligan on several sex crimes stemming from that incident.

Milligan pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree. During his September 17, 2015 sentencing hearing, Marion County Deputy District Attorney Katie Suver called him a narcissist, manipulative, a liar and a pedophile.

Milligan wept and claimed that he did not commit any crimes against youth at OYA, but his conviction was karma for his previous sex crimes against children.

Maintaining his innocence and refusing to apologize, Milligan recited the poem "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley. "It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll," said Milligan. "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul."

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Pellegrini found that Milligan deserves a sentence that is "as long as the court is allowed to impose." Ultimately, she sentenced him to 35 years in prison, consecutive to his previous 30 year sentence, guaranteeing that Milligan, 46, will not be eligible for release until he is 102 years old.

Source: The Statesman Journal 

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