BREAKING NEWS Springfield schools to start reopening in February Full Story

Former South Lane bus driver sentenced for raping teen

Lane County Circuit Court Judge Kamala Shugar sentenced Elizabeth Vanderhoof to three years and four months in prison.

Posted: Nov 21, 2019 10:47 AM
Updated: Nov 21, 2019 11:07 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- It was an emotional sentencing Thursday for the former Cottage Grove bus driver who pleaded guilty to raping a teenage boy.

Lane County Circuit Court Judge Kamala Shugar sentenced Elizabeth Vanderhoof, 30, to three years and four months in prison. 

Before the sentencing, the mother of the teenage victim spoke directly to Vanderhoof. The victim's mother said Vanderhoof's actions caused "chaos" and long-lasting damage to her son.

Vanderhoof was a substitute bus driver in the South Lane School District. Vanderhoof had been driving with the district for about a year.

RELATED: South Lane bus driver accused of raping teenager

On Monday, Vanderhoof pleaded guilty to charges of rape, sodomy and online sexual corruption of a minor. 

Vanderhoof will also have to register as a sex offender. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 133851

Reported Deaths: 1803
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28467459
Washington18734171
Marion16247239
Clackamas11698138
Lane8353109
Jackson693085
Umatilla679368
Deschutes499936
Yamhill319045
Malheur313552
Linn311646
Polk245540
Klamath242838
Josephine174333
Benton170514
Jefferson170525
Douglas168743
Union111416
Wasco108123
Columbia104918
Lincoln99617
Hood River95421
Coos93815
Morrow93810
Clatsop6865
Crook62110
Baker5685
Tillamook3652
Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00
Eugene
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 44°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 44°
Roseburg
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 43°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 50°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events