Former Crane coach accused of sexual abuse has plea hearing set for July

HARNEY COUNTY — A longtime former coach at Crane Union High accused of sexually abusing a former female player may soon enter a plea. 

70-year-old Roy Lee “Stub” Travis Jr. has a plea hearing scheduled at the Deschutes County Courthouse on July 8 at 8:30am. 

He faces 21 counts of second-degree sex abuse and two counts of giving alcohol to a minor.

Travis is accused of inappropriately touching one of the female basketball players he coached on at least six occasions between June, 2022 and December, 2022. The indictment lists that the female was under 18 at the time of alleged sexual abuse. The crimes allegedly occurred in Harney, Deschutes and Umatilla counties. 

Multiple attempts by Elkhorn Media Group to contact Travis have been unsuccessful. His lawyer, Angela Lee-Mandlin, a defense attorney out of Bend, told Elkhorn Media Group she has no comment on the case. 

Second-degree sexual abuse by a teacher or coach is a Class C Felony in Oregon with a maximum sentence of five years for each count.

Travis coached the girls basketball team and football team at Crane for decades. The victim is listed as one of his former girls basketball players.