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Washington man caught on Oregon coast sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape of teen

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A Washington man who was caught on the Oregon coast pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree rape and was sentenced to nearly 31 years in prison.

Russell Wayne Deviney also pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, sodomy and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 30 years and 10 months in prison Wednesday.  

The investigation began in May 2015 when the FBI began searching for a 15-year-old girl reported missing out of Sanger, California.

Investigators said the girl believed she had been communicating with a 19-year-old online and they arranged to meet.

Police said the girl was in his truck and “under Deviney’s control” once she realized the person she had been communicating with was actually a 48-year-old man from Everett, Washington.

Deviney disabled her phone, according to police, but the girl managed to send a text message to her mother at some point.

Investigators said Deviney eventually left the girl at a McDonald’s restaurant in Astoria where she reported being abducted. Deviney's pickup was found and he was later caught behind a locked gate in a privately owned wooded area just south of Cannon Beach.

When police approached, Deviney told them, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.”

While investigators were searching for him, Deviney was caught on camera at a bar in Seaside. Witnesses said he was without a vehicle and asked about how to get to Cannon Beach.

Along with 30 years in prison, Deviney was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years post-prison supervision and he was ordered to register as a sex offender.

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