Gary Coomer Sentenced to 50 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

Gary Coomer, a resident of Sweet Home, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the sexual abuse of his 4 and 8 year-old daughters. According to court documents, Coomer’s absence during his initial sentencing on Feb. 12 led to a warrant for his arrest. He was later apprehended on Feb. 22 on Horseshoe Loop in Lebanon, as confirmed by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Despite his claims of innocence, a jury found Coomer guilty. Deputy District Attorney Conor McCahill emphasized the severity of the crimes against Coomer’s daughters, advocating for individual justice for each victim. The State recommended a 50-year sentence under Jessica’s Law, which the court accepted.

“Gary Coomer was the father of these two girls,” McCahill stated during the court proceedings. “He had a duty to protect them, keep them safe, and show them love. Instead, he exploited his own children to satisfy his own sexual desires.”

McCahill underscored the significance of recognizing each girl as a separate victim subjected to distinct crimes, urging the court to administer separate justice accordingly.

Following the jury’s decision, Coomer was sentenced to imprisonment for the remainder of his life.