COQUILLE — A Coquille man charged with multiple sex crimes struck a deal Monday that will prevent him from becoming a felon.
Steven Sutphin, 27, was scheduled for a court hearing Monday but reached a plea agreement with Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier.
Sutphin originally was charged with first-degree attempted rape, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and second-degree sexual abuse.
He was accused of trying to rape a woman Nov. 1. He pleaded guilty to touching the woman without her consent.
Both the sexual penetration and attempted rape charges were dismissed. The sexual abuse charge was reduced to a third-degree offense, which is a misdemeanor.
Sutphin must register as a sex offender until he meets all the terms of his probation. After that, he can shed his sex offender status.
Sentencing is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., April 22.