Metolius man nets 70 months
A Metolius man, Justin Douglas Ottenbacher, 46, was sentenced June 14, in the Jefferson County Circuit Court, to nearly six years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Ottenbacher pleaded guilty to four counts of encouraging first-degree child sexual abuse, a Class B felony, which occurred between April 29 and Oct. 4, 2017. He was sentenced to 70 months in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections, and three years of post-prison supervision.
An additional 24 counts of encouraging first-degree child sexual abuse, and 28 counts of encouraging second-degree child sexual abuse were dismissed.
After a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, on May 5, 2017, the Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an investigation into an IP address, connected to a Metolius residence, which had been activated Nov. 11, 2016.
About 32 images of children engaging in sexual contact with other children or adults were downloaded into a Dropbox account associated with Ottenbacher. Oregon State Police executed a search warrant at the residence on Oct. 4, 2017, when Ottenbacher admitted to downloading the images.
Presiding Judge Daniel Ahern handed down the sentence.