Ore millionaire pleads guilty to abusing boy

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland multimillionaire has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a neighborhood boy and agreed to pay his victim $1.6 million and spend about nine years in prison.Scott Raymond Strickland pleaded guilty Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court to first-degree sexual abuse and a related count. Judge Julie Frantz approved the deal and gave the 56-year-old former doctor and flight attendant about two weeks to turn himself in.Strickland has told authorities he’s worth about $2.5 million. The victim’s lawyer Josh Lamborn says that after the man pays taxes and penalties on his assets, he’ll have about $1.8 million, with most of that going to the victim. Lamborn says his client — now a young man — wanted to avoid testifying in a trial.last_img