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DeremerArticle from Portland Tribune

Wyatt Ross Deremer, a former wrestling coach at Gresham High School, has pleaded guilty to three counts of child sex abuse, which could put him behind bars for 10 years.

The 26-year-old had worked extensively with children in Gresham, Estacada and internationally and admitted to abusing boys between the ages of 6 and 13.

Appearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 2, Deremer pleaded guilty to three counts and no-contest to one count of first-degree sex abuse, said Chris Ramras, a Multnomah County deputy district attorney.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 29.

Court documents show Deremer is expected to be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The same documents describe his abuse as mostly touching and rubbing the boys over their clothing.

Deremer was working as an in-home health care provider for developmentally disabled children for the Oregon Department of Human Services when the investigation began in September 2015.

The Gresham High School graduate worked as a paid assistant wrestling coach for the high school, most recently in spring 2015.

Deremer also worked with Boy Scouts of America, the Eagles Club (as a cook), as head coach Eastside Elite Mat Club, the USA Wrestling Association, Gresham Mat Club, Estacada Mat Club, Cobra Wrestling Mat Club and Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) after school wrestling program at Dexter McCarty Middle School, Clear Creek Middle School and Gresham High School.

He had also worked as a volunteer firefighter in Boring and as an assistant event coordinator for a local muscular dystrophy association. He was a youth ski and snowboard instructor for Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland. He was also employed as a children’s life skills coach for Trillium Family Services in Portland.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York