A Coos County court will try a Coos Bay man in April on multiple charges of sex crimes in connection with the victimization of one child.
On Friday morning, Coos County Circuit Court Judge Michael Gillespie arraigned Matthew J. O’Donnell on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and 28 counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He entered a not-guilty plea for the 35-year-old, who will be defended by attorney Manuel C. Hernandez of Hernandez & Associates LLC in Bandon.
The four-day trial is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. on April 21 at the Coos County Courthouse in Coquille. According to a court spokeswoman, O’Donnell’s charges stem from incidents on Nov. 1, 2007, through Oct. 1, 2008, and involve one girl. Coos County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him on Oct. 15.
Gillespie sent O’Donnell back to jail and set his bail at $750,000.