Ex-officer guilty of sex abuse


Published May 11, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

A former Warm Springs police officer was found guilty of five counts of sex abuse Thursday, the Oregon Department of Justice said.

Harry Hintsala, 62, was found guilty of sexually abusing five girls between 8 and 12 years old at his residence in Warm Springs between 2007 and 2011 — after Hintsala retired from being a police officer and supervisor at the Warm Springs Children’s Protective Service. Hintsala pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Hintsala will live at a halfway house and wear a GPS monitoring bracelet until his sentencing hearing June 25. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a lifetime of supervised release.