The 78-year-old Roseburg man accused of sexually abusing three children was found guilty of seven sex abuse crimes in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
On Oct. 5, Leo Keith Barton was convicted of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sex abuse.
Barton was found guilty after a fourth indictment was filed on May 21.
Barton’s case was originally filed in November 2016 but later dismissed in February 2017, because a new case was filed.
Last year, Barton was charged with engaging in sexual intercourse with one child under 12 years old and engaging in sexual contact with another child under 12 from September 2014 to May 2015 in an indictment filed on Feb. 24, 2017.
An amended indictment was filed in February of this year, adding another victim to the list. In that charge, Barton was accused of touching an intimate part of a child under 14-years-old between 2000 and 2008.
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The amended indictment was dismissed because of a labeling error, according to court documents.
In May, another indictment was filed and dismissed, on the basis that the grand jury was extended after its term and discharged after it heard evidence, according to court documents.
Grand juries typically serve for two months.
First-degree sexual abuse is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of more than 6 years. First-degree sodomy is also a Measure 11 crime and carries a minimum sentence of more than 8 years.