- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A man from Wales has pleaded guilty to sex crimes committed against a 10-year-old Oregon girl.

The Register-Guard reports (https://goo.gl/s84oa1 ) that Gareth Vincent Hall entered guilty pleas Tuesday to rape, sodomy and online sexual corruption of a child. Under a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop a kidnapping charge. Hall’s attorney says the agreement calls for Hall to be sentenced to between 25 and 50 years in prison.

Authorities say Hall met the girl through an online chat program and then travelled to Eugene to see her. They say Hall took her to a hotel during his five-day visit before heading back to the United Kingdom.

Hall was arrested in May as he was trying to re-enter the U.S. at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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