May 29,2007 00:00
A 38-year old resident of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation was sentenced to three concurrent 36-month terms in prison for the sexual abuse of three women that occurred over a three-year period. According to the US Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon, the man had sexual contact with and photographed the women while they were drunk and unconscious.
Leon Tenorio was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Garr M. King for the abuse which occurred between January 2001 and March 2004 on the reservation. Tenorio admitted that he touched the victims’ genitalia and photographed them while they were intoxicated and passed out. The victims were identified during the investigation when the pictures were found during a search of Tenorio’s residence.
As part of Tenorio’s sentence, he must register with the state as a sex offender, participate in a sex offender assessment and treatment program, and complete one year of supervised release.
The case was jointly investigated by the Warm Springs Police Department and the Bend Resident Agency of the FBI. The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Billy J. Williams.