Man with Colorado ties sentenced to 23 years after sexually abusing young girls


Wayne Arthur Silsbee eluded authorities for 23 years.

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OREGON CITY, Ore.  — An Oregon man who turned himself in for multiple sex crimes after 23 years on the run has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison.

The Oregon City Police Department said 62-year-old Wayne Arthur Silsbee was sentenced Wednesday after he turned himself in to authorities in May.

He was wanted on FBI arrest warrant dating to 1996, when he was under investigation for sexually abusing at least three girls between the ages of eight and 10.

Authorities say he babysat the girls or took them to events.

Silsbee is believed to have lived in Nebraska and has ties to Missouri; the San Francisco Bay area; Colorado; Arizona and Washington state.

Oregon City police say anyone who knows about Silsbee’s activities during the past 23 years should call them.

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