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Man gets 2 years for sex crimes against teen boy in Eugene

The victim, now 21, lives out of state and read a statement at the sentencing.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 7:08 AM
Updated: Sep 18, 2019 10:27 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The ex-boyfriend of wealthy Portland activist Terry Bean has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene motel room.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that during the trial last week of defendant Kiah Lawson, the victim testified that both activist Terry Bean and Lawson picked him up in Bean's car at a Eugene convenience store in 2013 after connecting with him through Grindr, a hookup app for men.

The victim said the pair drove him to a motel room and engaged in various sex acts with him.

Bean is scheduled for a November trial on the same charges as a jury found Lawson guilty of on Friday: felony third-degree sodomy and misdemeanor third-degree sexual abuse. Bean has pleaded not guilty.

The victim, now 21, read a statement at Lawson's sentencing saying both men should own up to the truth and quit blaming him for their sexual crimes.

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