Man Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Children Gets 86 Years

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man was sentenced to spend 86 years in prison for the sexual abuse of two children in 2012.

Maximiano Fonseca, 60, was convicted Thursday of six counts of rape, six counts of sexual abuse, six counts of sodomy and two counts of coercion. He was sentenced Monday, The Register-Guard reported.

Fonseca’s trial began Feb. 19. Including jury deliberations, it lasted six days. The jury of 12 voted “guilty” unanimously on all but three charges — a sex abuse charge was voted 11 guilty to one not guilty; a sex abuse charge was voted 10 guilty to two not guilty; a sodomy charge was voted 10 guilty to two not guilty.

In Oregon, the jury does not need to be unanimous in their voting for a conviction.

Springfield police arrested Fonseca in April, after an investigation into sexual abuse claims. He was in Mexico at the time the police started their investigation, but had recently returned to Oregon before his arrest in Eugene.

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