Neil Bryan McKinney pleaded guilty earlier this month to five counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the first degree.
Attorney General John Kroger today announced that an Oregon City man was sentenced to 84 months in prison on child pornography charges.
"The Department of Justice is committed to protecting Oregon children from exploitation," said Keith Dubanevich, Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Attorney General. "We will agressively pursue anyone who puts their safety at risk."
Neil Bryan McKinney was sentenced today in Clackamas County Circuit Court to 84 months in prison after pleading guilty on January 14 to five counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.
McKinney was arrested last September on a search warrant served by special agents from the Oregon Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Prior to his arrest McKinney worked as a driver for First Student, Inc., a school bus transportation services company.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Slauson and Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Russell Amos prosecuted McKinney. Special Agent Page K. McBeth from the Department of Justice's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program handled the investigation.
The public is strongly encouraged to report information involving on-line sexual exploitation of children to their local law enforcement agency or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678. Tips can be submitted anonymously.
The Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit investigates and prosecutes predators who use the internet to target and sexually exploit children. The unit works with district attorneys, law enforcement agencies and regional task forces that investigate online predators. ICAC is the only program in Oregon that is equipped with the necessary resources to catch sex predators throughout the state. Budget cuts last year threatened to end the program in Oregon, but Attorney General Kroger made restoring the funds a top public safety priority. As a consequence of Kroger's efforts, the Oregon Department of Justice received a $665,000 federal stimulus grant to keep the program operating.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.
Kate Medema, 503-569-3027, firstname.lastname@example.org