Corey Elijah Fanning pleaded ‘no contest’ Tuesday to multiple charges including attempted first degree rape.
The victim in the case was an 11 year old girl.
“The evidence was strong in this case.” Notes Klamath County Deputy District Attorney Cole Chase. “The victim is a very strong young lady, but we didn’t want to have to put her through the trauma of a trial if we didn’t have to.”
Prosecutors say the abuse took place over a period of 3 years.
Fanning was initially charged with 6 measure 11 sex crimes.
Fanning entered his plea to lesser charges as part of a negotiated agreement.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.