HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 23, 2021, Washington County Circuit Court Judge Ricardo Menchaca sentenced Scott Christopher Smith, age 47, to 75 months in prison. On December 16, 2021, a jury found the defendant guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against Mr. Smith. 

In 2018, the defendant sexually abused a 12-year-old girl when he believed she was sleeping. The abuse was not reported until 2020, when the victim’s relative told a mandatory reporter. The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Beaverton Police Department investigated the case.

During the sentencing hearing, DDA Weiner cited Mr. Scott’s criminal history related to abusing and neglecting children, including convictions for breaking the leg of his infant daughter and leaving his two young daughters unattended. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the bravery of the survivor in this case for participating in the court process. This office also thanks DHS and Beaverton police for their work on this case. 

The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
December 28, 2021