Man sentenced for sex abuse outside South Eugene High School

A man will spend six months in jail after pleading guilty to sex abuse and harassment relating to an incident that took place outside South Eugene High School.

Posted: Dec 6, 2017 1:06 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2017 4:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man who approached a group of students outside South Eugene High School will spend six months in jail, after one student accused him of grabbing her hand, transferring bodily fluids.

Hobson Mason pleaded guilty to sex abuse and harassment.

He was also sentenced to 48 months probation and must register as a sex offender. The judge also ruled that he is not allowed to contact the victim or any other minor. He also is not allowed near any school, especially South Eugene High School. 

The incident happened October 5th, on a pathway near the school's campus. That morning, the teen was walking to school when Mason approached her, grabbed her hand, and expelled his bodily fluids onto her hand.

This is not the first sex crime Mason was found guilty of. He was found guilty of public indecency in 2011 and again in 2014.

Mason is also charged with public indecency stemming from an incident last August. A trial is scheduled for January invloving that case.

During his sentencing, a letter the teen had written was read aloud. It described how traumatic the incident had affected her.

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