Convicted sex offender pleads his way...

Convicted sex offender pleads his way to freedom

There are 24 comments on the News-Register story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Convicted sex offender pleads his way to freedom. In it, News-Register reports that:

“Ultimately I felt that it may have appeared that there might be a conflict”

Lyle Mark Coultas, sentenced in September 2001 to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing more than a half dozen girls over several years, walked out of the Yamhill County Jail on Wednesday a free man. via News-Register

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James

United States

#1 May 13, 2008
This pig should burn in hell. The fact that they let him out is sick and just proves that the 'Justice System' is a joke.
Lyle Coultas

United States

#2 Jun 25, 2008
The press should print the truth for starters.. I was released because the prosecutor concealed forensic evidence. Photographic evidence and the girls own hand written statements that proved my innocence. Then the prosecutor told a detective not to take notes when he questioned the girls because he didn't want a written record for the defense to find that showed the girls statements changing.. He provided his own answers to the questions he was going to ask the doctors and then the state illegally got rid of all the evidence so no one would know.. I fought this case for seven years and when I proved everything the state did they came running at me to take a plea.. After seven years in prison for something that never happened they gave me the chance to go home and I took it.. Any one in me place would have done the same thing.. Innocent until proven guilty is the law.. When the State violates every law and rule and repeatedly lies to the jury to get a conviction there is some serious problems with the system.. Any one who says they wouldn't have taken the same NO CONTEST plea is a liar.. James, Kiss my ass !!!!!!!!!!
Sara

Beaverton, OR

#3 Oct 1, 2008
If you were so Innocent than why may I ask did you not go throw with the second trial? I was just assuming that an innocent man would want to prove his innocents to the courts and his family by proceeding with the trial. But maybe you found a way out by the courts unjust prosecution a more realistic means to freedom instead of facing the victims in this trial. Where you afraid of the victims testimony Mr. Coultas? Is that why you took the D.A.'s deal and became a registered offender? If you had the chance to “truly” clear your name why didn't you?
cansmaher

Hillsboro, OR

#4 Oct 1, 2008
You took the plea because you are GUILTY mr. Coultass.I believe you had an unprecedented amount of appeals and wrote so many letters that they got tired of your whining. They should have executed you. Oh you were proven guilty by a jury so your innocence is not a question. It is also common practice for attorneys to give witnesses sample questions. Why didnt you go back to trial afraid of the second guilty verdict.
cansmasher

Hillsboro, OR

#5 Oct 1, 2008
Lyle Coultas convicted sex offender!!!!!!!!!!Cal Tichenor HERO How about lookimg at the judicial reviews about Cal. He has not been proven guilty of any misdoings you should have not been offered a new trial or a plea until he was cleared of your accusations.Lyle you are the lowest form of pond scum and I hope you are tormented your entire life however long that may be. go crawl back into the whore that you crawled out of. You were lucky that the prison system is full and they are just trying to clear out some space. You are a sexual predator and someday you will cross the line again if you already have not. Oh and may I ask why did none of your character witnesses show up at your original trial for sentencing. Oh they knew you were guilty. your attorney lied to some witnesses just to get them there like the tire man. I feel sorry for the community of GASTON. Predatory SEX OFFENDERS like yourself do not deserve to be out walking around the community you need to be in a cage or executed. Is it Sherwood you are living in or Gaston It does not matter because eventually someone will drop an ace on you
Wilkes

San Diego, CA

#6 Nov 12, 2008
Lyle Coultas wrote:
The press should print the truth for starters.. I was released because the prosecutor concealed forensic evidence. Photographic evidence and the girls own hand written statements that proved my innocence. Then the prosecutor told a detective not to take notes when he questioned the girls because he didn't want a written record for the defense to find that showed the girls statements changing.. He provided his own answers to the questions he was going to ask the doctors and then the state illegally got rid of all the evidence so no one would know.. I fought this case for seven years and when I proved everything the state did they came running at me to take a plea.. After seven years in prison for something that never happened they gave me the chance to go home and I took it.. Any one in me place would have done the same thing.. Innocent until proven guilty is the law.. When the State violates every law and rule and repeatedly lies to the jury to get a conviction there is some serious problems with the system.. Any one who says they wouldn't have taken the same NO CONTEST plea is a liar.. James, Kiss my ass !!!!!!!!!!
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This is what? Keep an open eye folks.
wolfman

United States

#7 Aug 15, 2009
James wrote:
This pig should burn in hell. The fact that they let him out is sick and just proves that the 'Justice System' is a joke.
It does not work anyway this guy has not changed,no remorse,still blaming daughter and friends,all we can do is memorize mug shot,keep an eye on the degenerate!
Lyle Coultas

Potomac, MD

#8 Sep 26, 2009
All you loud mouth "$&@#_heads" need to look up the new story in the Oregonian about Tichenor. Seems he has gotten into some big trouble now. He who laughs last and all that. Maybe you all need a little Yamhill County Justice to see what it is like to be a helpless victim as I found myself. It would serve most of you good to walk a couple days in my shoes. You should all know that prison didn't change me one bit, it just made me smarter then most of you. I now know how easy it is to go to prison for nothing. Its to bad the legal system gives Tichenor imunity to protect him from lawsuits or he would be heading for a different country. Lets see how his family feels walking the streets now.
Lynn

Beaverton, OR

#9 Dec 9, 2009
"helpless victim" You? Bullshit! I bet you couldn't say that to one of the girls that you molested! Your lies only go so fare. I don't like what Tichenor did at all BUT that does not make you innocent.
Victim of Corruption

Portland, OR

#10 Dec 20, 2009
You people need to realize that Judge Tichnor is not a judge but a criminal in a robe. I have deprive of all right because I am hispanic the evidence I have is public record and supports my allegation but Judge Tichnor has denied me access to the court in regards to the material issues of the case. This man Judge Tichnor need to be in prison nothing more and nothing less he is a danger to all citizen of the State of Oregon. Worry he might become chief justice of the Oregon Supreme court I will remind you all that he is not worthy of being a prosecution so the made him a judge. Seems being partially brain dead is a reqirement to be a Judge of the State
Dog Doo

United States

#11 Dec 20, 2009
To be fair, women are actually more apt to be the perps in DV cases, but male-hating feminists have convinced lawmakers and the courts that women and children are incapable of lying in DV and SO prosecutions. The problem is that they DO lie. They DO ruin lives. What's is so scary is that they can do so so very easily. The system is now set up so that if a phone call is made accusing a man of SO or DV, they are history. A defendant will spend every dime on an attorney who 'specializes' in these kinds of cases; they are led on until a trial time is nearing, then suddenly the attorney wants more money or, if he refuses to take a plea, more charges will be added. Ninety-six percent of cases never go to trial. Why would someone cop a plea if they're innocent? When you're looking at life in prison on a first offense, your attorney says your judge is biased, you don't want to drag your children through court (if they are involved), a jury doesn't want to look soft on child molesters, you aren't allowed to produce evidence of your innocence, and your funds have dried up, you're gonna cop a plea - guaranteed.

A word to defense attorneys: Shame on you for masquerading as someone a scared, naive young man can trust. You lead them on, take their hard-earned money and that from their desperate families, all the while reassuring them you know what you're doing, then, at the last minute, you coerce them into taking pleas. They learned in school that our court system is supposedly honest and fair and you know damn good and well it's not. How do you think they feel as they watch you laughing and joking with their prosecutor in court? Pleas are win/win for both of you. Quite a scam you all have going. Thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing. Do your mothers know what you do? I'll bet not, as it would make them as sick as it makes me.
DD in Colorado

United States

#13 Jan 29, 2010
Lyle,your brother will never be forgotten. I was his best friend. RIP JCC
James

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 26, 2010
Listen dick face, I remember you pushing my mom around at a bus stop in Hillsboro when I was 9. I look forward to meeting you as an adult and evening the playing field.

Owned bitch.

That's right I went there.

I'm just sad that Christy didn't run your fat ass over when she had the chance!
Lyle Coultas wrote:
James, Kiss my ass !!!!!!!!!!
Faye

Portland, OR

#16 Jun 2, 2010
I would like to say that I hate what Tichenor did but it felt like he was helping me,I was totally unaware what he was doing. I am sara and lynn, I am very involved in this and no matter what Tichenor did LYLE did molest me!
LYLEDIE

Rheda-wiedenbrück, Germany

#19 Jul 12, 2010
Faye wrote:
I would like to say that I hate what Tichenor did but it felt like he was helping me,I was totally unaware what he was doing. I am sara and lynn, I am very involved in this and no matter what Tichenor did LYLE did molest me!
Lyle Coultas raped his own kds. Die LYLE!!! DIE!!!
eagle

Waterloo, Canada

#20 Jul 14, 2010
Wow that's SO so so damn sick how could someone do that to their own kids dude you REALLY need HELP and there right YOU ARE GUILTY YOU NO GOOD FOR NOTHING SEX OFFENING SICK SOB
Angela

Manquin, VA

#21 Aug 4, 2010
Lyle Coultas wrote:
All you loud mouth "$&@#_heads" need to look up the new story in the Oregonian about Tichenor. Seems he has gotten into some big trouble now. He who laughs last and all that. Maybe you all need a little Yamhill County Justice to see what it is like to be a helpless victim as I found myself. It would serve most of you good to walk a couple days in my shoes. You should all know that prison didn't change me one bit, it just made me smarter then most of you. I now know how easy it is to go to prison for nothing. Its to bad the legal system gives Tichenor imunity to protect him from lawsuits or he would be heading for a different country. Lets see how his family feels walking the streets now.
I understand you and your case. My husband is fighting the same judge. He is a bad judge and until we get him out of there this will continue to happen. But word is that they are holding out for his retirement. So he can get full retirement benefits, before the bar slaps him silly. It figures, another person to feed off the state the rest of his life and guess who pays..all of you residents. Wake up and really look into who you vote for and check out their background. This is the 3rd time he is being pulled to the bar. And this is just with cases they can. More to come!
A friend

Vancouver, WA

#24 Aug 17, 2011
Dog Doo wrote:
To be fair, women are actually more apt to be the perps in DV cases, but male-hating feminists have convinced lawmakers and the courts that women and children are incapable of lying in DV and SO prosecutions. The problem is that they DO lie. They DO ruin lives. What's is so scary is that they can do so so very easily. The system is now set up so that if a phone call is made accusing a man of SO or DV, they are history. A defendant will spend every dime on an attorney who 'specializes' in these kinds of cases; they are led on until a trial time is nearing, then suddenly the attorney wants more money or, if he refuses to take a plea, more charges will be added. Ninety-six percent of cases never go to trial. Why would someone cop a plea if they're innocent? When you're looking at life in prison on a first offense, your attorney says your judge is biased, you don't want to drag your children through court (if they are involved), a jury doesn't want to look soft on child molesters, you aren't allowed to produce evidence of your innocence, and your funds have dried up, you're gonna cop a plea - guaranteed.
A word to defense attorneys: Shame on you for masquerading as someone a scared, naive young man can trust. You lead them on, take their hard-earned money and that from their desperate families, all the while reassuring them you know what you're doing, then, at the last minute, you coerce them into taking pleas. They learned in school that our court system is supposedly honest and fair and you know damn good and well it's not. How do you think they feel as they watch you laughing and joking with their prosecutor in court? Pleas are win/win for both of you. Quite a scam you all have going. Thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing. Do your mothers know what you do? I'll bet not, as it would make them as sick as it makes me.
YOUR AN IDIOT. HE WAS CONVICTED BY A JURY CAUSE HE IS GUILTY. FORGET YOUR ATTORNEY BULLSHIT. HIS VICTIMS STILL SUFFER. THERE ARE ALOT OF MONSTERS OUT THERE. DONT BE SO QUICK TO DISCREDIT THE CHILDREN INVOLVED. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE RAPED, AFRAID TO SPEAK, SCARED.....THEN WHEN YOU FINALLY DO....ASSHOLES LIKE YOU CALL THEM LIARS. DO YOU HAVE ANY CLUE WHILE YOU DO YOUR STATISTICS HOW MANY VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES DONT STEP FORWARD BECAUSE OF FEAR? JUST SHUT YOUR GARBAGE MOUTH BUDDY!
Jonathon Coultas

Hillsboro, OR

#25 Sep 11, 2012
James Alexander! You should be ashamed of yourself! You are coming off rather biased here little brother. If you had asked me, I would have told you emphatically that my father, Lyle Coultas, was innocent of the crimes he was accused of. My half-sister, Donna, ran away from her mother and step-father, saying that she was being abused there, and she begged my father to go for custody. My father sought a change of custody through attorney David Hobson, as Donna asked, and when Terry, Donna's mother found out about the change of custody case,she told my father that he'd never get custody, and two weeks later he was accused.

The case against my father was mishandled from the start, the officer who prepared the affidavit for the search warrant LIED on it. When they performed their illegal search, none of the things the girls claimed were in the house were there except for MY computer.

Part of the allegation was that my father had showed those girls pornographic pictures, but only the police and DA did that, not my father, because the pictures that they claimed my father showed them were forensically shown to have never been on my computer at all, they were all on disks, a fact that was concealed at the first trial.

That's right, the DA withheld exculpatory evidence in the form of a 180 page report that emphatically proved not only that all the girls were lying about seeing the pictures on my computer, but also that Detective Ludwig lied on his affidavit to receive a search warrant and that Steven Payne, of the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, lied under oath, and that Prosecutor Tichenor repeatedly lied to the jury.

Also, when Detective Ludwig interviewed my father, he cited a long list of witnesses Ludwig could as about the house, which the girls claimed was full of pornography, but Detective Ludwig did not right the names down or contact any of them. The list included lawyers, retired police officers, retired judges, and a television producer for the show "Fishing the West"

He entered the interrogation room convinced of my fathers guilt and would not listen to evidence to the contrary, and the case became a matter of winning at any cost.

It's hard enough for a person to get a fair trial when accused of sex crimes because jurors are pre-disposed against people accused of them, it's made even harder when he was tried in a county that didn't care about the rules or justice, just conviction, regardless of guilt or innocence, in this case innocence.

Anyway, even though we had all this evidence the second time around, they weren't going to play fair, why take his chances against a county with a win at all costs attitude? He plead No Contest to two misdemeanors, which amounted to accidental touches that the girls perceived as sexual. He did not plead guilty, he plead no contest, stating that those two charges could not be disproved.

In short, my father has no felonies on his record, just two misdemeanors and nothing else. Really, he shouldn't even have those, because the girls did not believe any innocent passing touch was sexual until after they had been to the Juliette's House, which was heinously inappropriate.

Now, I wont make any direct accusations, though I do have strong suspicions regarding the Juliette's House, but I will point out that the DA's wife had an unethically close tie to the organization. You be the judge.

Anyway, the simple facts are that there was a conspiracy to get my father convicted of these crimes, and there was a heinous rush-to-judgment combined with an unwillingness on their part to get to the true facts before ruining an innocent mans life.

In my opinion, Terry Weiss should have been the one arrested, for falsely implicating my father and setting everything in motion, but she's dead now so she can't be charged. But the DA should have cared about the truth, and he didn't, he just wanted the conviction because he was running for judge.
Jonathon Coultas

Hillsboro, OR

#26 Sep 11, 2012
By the way, my memories of my early life are limited, but I do remember enough of the important stuff. I remember watching something on TV and hearing the words Sexual Child Abuse. A remember asking my mother about it. My father and my mother already weren't getting along, and I think that my mother became convinced that I was molested. I tried to deny it, but she pushed the subject, and I think I told her what she wanted to hear, I was really young and didn't know what I was talking about. Now, I don't think mom intended to couch me, she was just being a mom, and made a rush to judgment, and when I realized what was happening, I tried very hard to forget, and for many years I did, but eventually it came back, and I've been too ashamed of what I did to talk about it. Actually, I have never before this moment spoken it out loud or wrote it down, I've kept it to myself for years, even after I remembered it, out of shame.

My father was never charged with molesting me because it never happened. But the fact that he was accused apparently gave Terry Weiss the idea, that when he went after custody of Donna, she used it too, and she didn't do it innocently either, she involved other girls in a conspiracy that she must have known were lies, she just wanted to prevent my father from getting custody of her.

At least, in my moms case, I think she jumped to a conclusion and was misguided, but only because she wanted to protect me, that's not what happened with that witch Terry, may she burn in the fires of hell for all eternity.

Though I do sympathize with my half-sister for losing her mother, I do now have to, nor will I ever forgive what her mother did.

I think I was like 3 or 4 when it all started in my case, so I think it's understandable that I'd want to make my mom happy and tell her what she wanted to hear, but regarding Donna, she was like 12, I think, so it's shameful that she'd let herself be fully brainwashed, as I think she has been. But she's never come forward and acknowledged that she and her friends lied.

She was still young enough to be vulnerable to the power of suggestion, though, so I believe she has come to believe the lies from the trial, that she has false memories of it. I don't know what she went through, but it must have been quite an ordeal for her to lie so viciously and to never show regret for it.

And in addition to what I said before, I lived in the house, with my father, and I was present on the weekends in question.

One weekend, Kaitlen, one of the girls, claimed that my father came up the creeky old steps and snuck into Donna's bedroom, and crawled into bed with her and Donna.

Physically impossible. How does a 350 pound man crawl in-between two pre-teen girls in a single bed when they weren't even in bed?

You see, I know that they weren't in bed because I am a light sleeper, and they kept coming into my room and putting this bright orange make-up on me as I tried to sleep, and it kept waking me up, and I finally gave up on sleeping around midnight and I went downstairs and stayed up all night on the computer. My father did not get out of bed until morning, and we did not wake up the girls, they came downstairs on their own, so even if you ignore how physically impossible it was for him to get into bed with them, there's still the batter that he never went upstairs that night.

By the way, I still have the bedspread I was using that night, and it still has the bright orange stains from whatever the girls were putting on my face.

So as an eye-witness, I tell you that the charges against my father were a bunch of lies.

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