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Former wrestling coach, DHS worker sentenced to prison for sex abuse

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Wyatt DeRemer in court earlier this month. (KPTV file image) Wyatt DeRemer in court earlier this month. (KPTV file image)
Wyatt DeRemer, 2015 jail booking photo Wyatt DeRemer, 2015 jail booking photo
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A man who coached wrestling, worked with developmentally disabled children through the Oregon Department of Human Services and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex abuse.

Wyatt DeRemer, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of first-degree sex abuse. He also pleaded no contest to an additional count of first-degree sex abuse.

DeRemer was arrested in October 2015 after parents reported that DeRemer had inappropriate contact with their son.

Police said DeRemer was an assistant wrestling coach at Gresham High School and also coached at Dexter McCarty Middle School and Clear Creek Middle School in Gresham, as well as other youth wrestling programs.

He worked as a home care provider with DHS, and previously worked as a life skills coach for Trillium Family Services. He also served as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.

Investigators said DeRemer confessed to sexually abusing six boys between the ages of 10 and 13 years old from 2009 to 2012, including two victims in another country.

As part of his plea agreement earlier this month, DeRemer was to be sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was formally sentenced Wednesday and ordered to register as a sex offender.

He had no previous criminal history.

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