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Tigard man sentenced to life in prison

WalshA Washington County judge has sentenced a Tigard man to four consecutive life sentences after he was found guilty of abusing four boys.

In May, a jury found Joseph Edgley Walsh, 44, was convicted of 19 out of the 20 charges.

Washington County Circuit Court Judge Rick Knapp sentenced Walsh on Friday, June 6. Knapp sentenced Walsh to one life sentence per child, without the possibility of parole.

Oregon has a three-strikes law for sex offenders. Walsh was previously found guilty of abusing children in 1993 and 2001.

The abuse spanned five years, starting in 2008. Walsh is accused of befriending the childrens’ parents and fabricating a story about his dead wife and child, who never existed.




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