73-year-old Umatilla Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Sex Crimes


A Umatilla man was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 12, on multiple counts of sex crimes following a Umatilla County grand jury indictment.

Hermiston police arrested Boyd Stanley Thomas Sr., 73, shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at his apartment. He was transported to the Umatilla County Jail, charged with five counts of first-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. His bail has been set at $400,000.

According to the indictment, the state alleges Thomas committed numerous sexual acts with two minors, both under 12 years of age at the start of the abuse, on eight counts between 2004 and 2022.


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