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Austin Michael House admitted to attempting to compel minors into sexually explicit acts on camera.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Austin Michael HouseA Beaverton man faces up to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in Washington County Circuit Court.

Austin Michael House pleaded guilty to four counts of attempting to use a child in displays of sexually explicit conduct and one count of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree.

House admitted in his plea agreement that from 2017 to early 2018, he attempted to arrange for four children to perform sexually explicit acts on camera. He also admitted to copying a recording of child pornography despite knowing the subject was underage.

All four victims lived outside Oregon at the time the crimes were committed, according to the Washington County District Attorney's Office, which prosecuted the case.

Deputies began investigating House after a 15-year-old girl's grandmother reported finding out in October 2017 that House was having explicit online contact with her granddaughter.

After searching House's Beaverton home and several electronic devices, investigators found evidence that House had online sexual contact with three other children, as well as explicit photos and videos of children, the District Attorney's Office said.

House entered a guilty plea on May 7.

A sentencing hearing is set for June 10, with Washington County Circuit Judge Ted Sims presiding.

Under Oregon law, the maximum prison sentence that House could receive for pleading guilty to five class B felony charges is 50 years.


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