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The Skanner News
Published: 24 April 2013

A longtime Portland Police Bureau Officer, who resigned after being arrested, was sentenced to five years on child pornography charges.

Scott Edward Elliott, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography. In the fall of 2009, he received several pictures of child sexual abuse during a yahoo chat session, including images involving infants, and children under the age of 8 being sexually abused by men.

Prosecutor, Assistant U. S. Attorney Kelly Zusman, said Elliott's chat logs showed him "enthusiastically" receiving the images and requesting others.  

Elliott was arrested in March 2011 during an on-line, undercover operation. A Multnomah County detective posed as an underage girl in a romance chat room.

For several months, Elliott took part in online sexual conversations with the detective. He encouraged the "girl" to watch him on a webcam and masturbate.

He was arrested soon after trying to arrange a meeting, and asking for a nude picture. Police then found he had a thumb drive showing child sexual abuse.

State charges were eventually dismissed in lieu of the federal prosecution.

In imposing the sentence, Judge Anna J. Brown noted Elliott's "long, decorated service as a Portland officer," and commented that he had done everything he could to "atone" for his conduct.

Elliott will serve a five-year term of supervised release after his prison term, and will be required to register as a sex offender.

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