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Tualatin resident pleads guilty to sex abuse


Judges sentences man to 30 months in prison

A Tualatin resident has been convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Polk County.

Marcus Wyman Tong, 30, was arrested June 18 and faced five charges, including luring a minor, third-degree sex abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and sexual misconduct. Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton said abuse was alleged to have occurred on or between Dec. 1, 2012, and March 20, 2013.

Tong pleaded guilty to sex abuse in the second degree for a reduced penalty, and on Aug. 27 was sentenced to 30 months in prison, with three years of supervision after his release. He is required to register as a sex offender.

Tong was a member of Tualatin High School’s class of 2001.

Tong had a prior conviction in Linn County. According to the Albany Democrat-Herald, Tong pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a 14-year-old victim he met on the social network MySpace. On May 5, 2011, Tong was sentenced to 14 months in state prison.