Tyler James Young pleaded guilty to five counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced 225-month prison sentence for a Clackamas County man on child pornography charges.
“Child pornography is a serious problem in Oregon and the Department of Justice is working closely with our law enforcement partners to combat it,” said Attorney General Kroger. “I want to thank the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office for its help on this important case.”
Tyler James Young (DOB: 6/14/88) was sentenced today in Clackamas County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to five counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 15, 2010.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Slauson and Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Bryan Brock prosecuted the case.
Attorney General Kroger’s top legislative priority in 2011 was to fix Oregon’s child pornography law, which was weakened earlier this year by a pair of court rulings.
Senate Bill 803, which clarified that intentionally viewing child pornography is a crime, was overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature.
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 in 2009 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. In 2011, the Oregon Legislature provided sufficient funds to keep the program running.
Since ICAC’s inception in 2005, 166 internet predators were convicted as a result of ICAC’s work.
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.
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