By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - A 49-year-old Coos County man convicted of repeatedly raping a teenager and then plotting to have two witnesses killed now faces about six decades in prison.

Kenneth Moore was convicted in 2009 of raping the girl. But the state Court of Appeals ruled that authorities improperly seized a manuscript he was writing in his cell and used it at trial.

Moore was convicted a second time Thursday, on six counts. Prosecutor R. Paul Frasier said the 400-month sentence imposed Tuesday matched the one thrown out.

Between the two trials, Moore was accused of trying to have witnesses killed. He was sentenced in February to 32 years.

In all, Frasier said, Moore faces 788 months in prison, nearly 66 years. He’ll get credit for time served since 2009.



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