HILLSBORO, Ore.- On November 5, 2021, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Erik Buchér found Erik Shane Zweygartt guilty of five counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and five counts of second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse in a bench trial. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against the defendant. 

In October of 2020, the victim’s mother found a cell phone that she did not recognize in the victim’s bedroom. She examined the device and found explicit videos and photos of the victim as well as information linking the device to the defendant. The mother called police who launched an investigation. Detectives were able to confirm the phone belonged to and was provided by the defendant. They also verified that Mr. Zweygartt was the recipient of the explicit material. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Beaverton Police Department as well as the Washington County Digital Forensics Laboratory on this case. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 17, 2021. The defendant will remain in custody until that time. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
November 17, 2021