Salem man sentenced to 10 years for abusing family

Judge Thomas Hart described the case as horrendous

A gavel in an Oregon courtroom (KOIN, file)
A gavel in an Oregon courtroom (KOIN, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Salem man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he abused his family.

The Statesman Journal reports that Jose Reyna-Rojas was sentenced on domestic violence charges against his wife, physical abuse of his eight children and sexual abuse of two daughters.

Prosecutor Gillian Fischer says the case began when one of the daughters convinced her mother to report a violent incident. Allegations into the sexual abuse surfaced when detectives interviewed the children about the domestic violence case.

The children, ranging in age from 8 to 21, also told investigators about how they were struck with electrical cords and PVC pipe.

Reyna-Rojas was arrested in February. At Tuesday’s sentencing, Marion County Judge Thomas Hart described the case as horrendous.

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