Kilunnun ChivoskiArticle from The Oregonian.

A 41-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for traveling with a girl across state lines with the intent of sexual abuse.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez ordered Kilunnin A. Chivoski to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and receive lifetime post-prison supervision when he is released from custody.

A federal jury found Chivoski guilty after a 10-day trial in September 2016 of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. He was initially accused of abusing two children, but a charge related to one of them was later dropped.

Evidence showed Chivoski repeatedly abused two preteen children during a nearly yearlong road trip around the U.S. that ended in Oregon in August 2010, prosecutors said. One of the motivating factors for the trip was to further the abuse, and Chivoski had taken steps to “isolate and brainwash” them, they alleged.

The girls first disclosed the abuse in 2013, while they were separated from Chivoski. He was indicted two years later.

Prosecutors sought a 30-year prison sentence, while the defense requested 10 years in prison.


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