U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Oregon
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2010
Dwight C. Holton, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Kirk Engdall
Albany Man Receives 10-Year Sentence for Burning Pregnancy Alternatives Center
EUGENE, Ore. — David Allen Rios, 31, of Albany, Oregon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Rios had earlier entered a guilty plea to committing arson at the Pregnancy Alternatives Center in Lebanon, Oregon.
After committing a September 10, 2008 pre-dawn burglary at the center, Rios decided to return to the building where he ignited multiple fires to conceal his crime. The suppression of the fire required the coordinated efforts of fire departments from Lebanon, Albany, Sweet Home and Philomath. The loss to the building and its contents amounted to approximately $500,000.
A month long, multi-agency investigation by the ATF, FBI, Oregon State Police, and Lebanon Police Department culminated in the arrest of Rios.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Engdall.