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Former Springfield babysitter sentenced in sex abuse case

30-year-old James Elliot had been babysitting three young girls since 2014.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 6:59 AM
Updated: Mar 28, 2019 10:26 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield man is facing 20 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing children under his care.

James Elliot, 30, was sentenced Wednesday after he was found guilty on five counts of sexual abuse on March 22.

He had been babysitting three young girls since 2014. The case reached police in August 2018.

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