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Retired Army general sentenced for sex abuse

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A 71-year-old retired Army general has pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges and agreed to a 10-year prison sentence.

The Oregonian reports ( that John Christian Heldstab of Beaverton entered his pleas Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to three counts of sodomy and one count of
first-degree sex abuse.

He was arrested last August and faced 29 counts before the plea agreement was reached.

Deputy District Attorney Kevin Barton says evidence showed Heldstab abused a young victim for nearly a decade until the victim finally told someone when he was 19.

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