Man pleads no contest to sex abuse involving minors

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene man has pleaded no contest to sex crime charges involving minors in Linn County Circuit Court. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports 24-year-old Joshua Moore was convicted of attempting to commit first-degree sex abuse and third-degree sex abuse. He was sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in Oregon Department of Corrections’ custody. A charge of first-degree sex abuse was dismissed as part of the negotiated settlement. Police say an investigation began after the department received a report that Moore was having inappropriate contact with an underage girl and boy in Lebanon in October.