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SH man, 70, gets 25 years after pleading guilty to sexual abuse


May 16, 2018

John Edward Birman, 70, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on four counts of sex-abuse related charges on May 9.

Birman was arrested on Jan. 6 at a residence on Osage Street in Sweet Home.

He faced 21 counts of sex abuse-related charges that were alleged to have occurred in Sweet Home and Lebanon between 2011 and 2014.

Birman pled guilty to one count of first-degree sex abuse and second-degree rape. He pled no contest to two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

The other 17 charges were dismissed.

According to court documents, there were three alleged victims who were all under the age of 16...

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