30-year prison sentence for sex crimes against four children

By: Jerry Howard

MEDFORD, Ore. -- A Eugene man who faced 29 criminal counts involving sex crimes with children and solicitation of murder was sentenced to 30 years in prison, and lifetime supervision as a registered sex offender, in Jackson County Circuit Court today by Judge Laura Cromwell.

Court records show 36-year-old Dennis Logan Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday to four criminal counts including sodomy, unlawful sexual penetration and two rape charges for which the Court convicted him.

Case documents show one rape charge involves a girl younger than 12 years old from January 2015 through August 2018 while Wilson's other rape conviction involves a child younger than 16 years old during a time frame from December 2010 through May 2011.

Case records show Wilson's sodomy conviction involved a third child victim younger than 12 years old during a period from September 2010 through May 2011 and the unlawful sexual penetration conviction involves a fourth child victim younger than 12 years old from 2011 through 2013.

While the Court issued convictions for those four charges, 25 other criminal counts were dismissed; seven of those dismissals were counts similar to Wilson's convictions, besides three counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, four counts of sexual abuse, five counts of encouraging child sexual abuse, and six counts of solicitation of murder.  Court records show the solicitation charge was based on other jail inmates saying he'd offered them money to murder three people identified as "juvenile victims in a sex abuse case against Dennis Wilson."

Jackson County Jail records show three lodging dates for Wilson in 2018 and 2019 with bond amounts of $500,000, $500,000 and $250,000 respectively.