Sexual abuser of 13 year old sentenced to 16 years in prison
On July 12, Oregon City resident Michael Scott Morris was sentenced to 16 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count each of second-degree rape and sodomy.
All four of the crimes Morris committed in 2013 are Class B felonies, which carried a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 75 months for each offense after voters passed ballot Measure 11 in 1994. Morris was not sentenced to the full 25 years possible under Measure 11, because Oregon House Bill 2379, passed July 2001, allowed for departures from the mandatory minimum sentence for some convictions starting in 2002.
Oregon City Police Captain Shaun Davis said that detectives in November 2015 began investigating multiple sexual assaults that occurred in Oregon City over an extended period of time. Morris, 34, was identified as the suspect, and the victim was 13 when the sexual assaults began.
"During the course of their investigation, detectives did not identify any other victims," Davis said.
OCPD forwarded the case to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for prosecution, and a grand jury indicted Morris in August 2016 on three counts of first-degree rape, eight counts of first-degree sexual abuse, three counts ofd first-degree sodomy, and one count each of second-degree rape and sodomy.