A former Forest Grove man was sentenced to 150 months in prison Friday, Dec. 4, stemming from a child sexual abuse case.
Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced Todd Alan Ott after the defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sodomy, two counts of third-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
In September of 2019, one of two known victims disclosed Mr. Ott had abused her on a regular basis over a span of six months, beginning when she was 13-years-old. The child reported her family had been living with Mr. Ott in Forest Grove, Oregon and that her parents may have known about the abuse and allowed it to continue. A second victim also reported abuse beginning when she was 11-years-old and living with the defendant. Reports said Ott used violence, threats, and a fear of homelessness to keep the girls from reporting the abuse.
An acquaintance of the defendant reported Ott had bragged about sexually abusing a young girl in 2015.
"Todd Ott preyed on these vulnerable children who needed help and a safe place to live. Instead, they were subjected to fear, abuse, and violence," said Deputy District Attorney Meisel.
The victims' parents were also arrested and indicted on charges related to abuse and neglect.
At a sentencing hearing, the victims told Ott that they would not allow his abuse to define them or prevent them from accomplishing their goals.
Ott will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.
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