HERMISTON — A Umatilla County man will spend more than three years in prison for the physical abuse of a child who was under 10 years old at the time.
Nicholas Ayers was sentenced Wednesday in Hermiston to 40 months with the Oregon Department of Corrections, and will spend three years on post-prison supervision. He is also not allowed to have contact with the victim or the victim’s mother, and is recommended to have anger management and drug/alcohol evaluations, and complete any recommended treatment.
Both the victim and his mother were present for the hearing. The case started in 2015, and in March 2018 Ayers pleaded guilty for the charge of attempting to commit a class A felony. He was convicted, but with a District Attorney-elected reduction, the charge is a class B felony.
His other charges were dismissed, one of criminal mistreatment in the first degree, and two of assault in the third degree.