Nevada Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Sexually Abusing a Child | USAO-OR
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Nevada man was sentenced to federal jail in the present day for repeatedly sexually abusing a younger youngster in a number of states over years.
Albert Wayne Welling, 60, was sentenced to 300 months in federal jail, adopted by a lifetime of supervised launch.
According to courtroom paperwork, over a interval of a number of years, Welling, who was employed as an interstate truck driver, sexually abused and repeatedly assaulted a youngster beginning when the kid was in kindergarten. The youngster accompanied Welling on interstate journeys and stayed in inns with him in Oregon, Nevada and different states. During these journeys, Welling abused the kid on a every day or every day foundation in inns, in his truck, or at different places in a number of states. During the interval of abuse, Welling acted as if he have been in an grownup sexual and romantic relationship with the kid, giving the kid presents and permitting the kid to use a debit card that he funded. In trade for these presents, Welling would inform the kid “you owe me”. The youngster bravely disclosed Welling’s abuse in September 2020.
On October 15, 2020, a federal grand jury in Eugene returned an indictment charging Welling with aggravated sexual abuse of a youngster. Later, on July 21, 2022, expenses of journey to interact in illegal sexual conduct with a minor, coercion and enticement of a minor, and transportation of a minor with intent to interact in felony sexual exercise have been added by changed the indictment.
On July 26, 2022, following a set-of-facts trial earlier than U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane, Welling was discovered responsible of all expenses on which he was tried: coercion and enticement of a minor, touring with the intent to interact in illegal sexual conduct. with a minor and transporting a minor for the aim of felony sexual exercise.
This case was investigated by the FBI Eugene Residents Agency with the help of the Cottage Grove Police Department. He was prosecuted by (*25*) S. Sweet and William M. McLaren, Assistant US Attorneys for the District of Oregon, in coordination with the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.
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Anyone with details about bodily or on-line youngster exploitation is inspired to name the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip on-line at ideas.fbi. gov.
The FBI CETF conducts sexual exploitation investigations, lots of them covert, in coordination with federal, state, and native regulation enforcement businesses. The CETF is dedicated to discovering and arresting those that kidnap kids, in addition to to get well and help victims of kid intercourse trafficking and exploitation.
This case was filed as a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to fight the rising epidemic of kid sexual exploitation and abuse. For extra details about Project Safe Childhood, please go to www.justice.gov/psc.