Jury convicts Nyssa man for sexual abuse of 10-year-old girl

Photo of Doug R. Villines courtesy of Malheur County Sheriff's Office

VALE -- It took a jury less than two hours on Wednesday to decide that Doug R. Villines had sexually abused a 10-year-old girl over three days last October.

The 43-year-old man from Nyssa was found guilty in Malheur County Circuit Court on numerous charges: two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse, one count of first-degree attempted rape, one count of first-degree sodomy, and a final charge for failing to report as a sex offender.

District Attorney David Goldthorpe applauded the bravery of the girl, now 11 years old, for taking the stand in the three-day trial.

"She did a great job. She was very brave," he said. "It was a long process to get . . .