HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 9, 2021, Scott Michael McNutt II, age 51, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case and argued the defendant should be sentenced to prison for his crimes. Instead, the court placed Mr. McNutt on probation for a period of five years. 

On May 6, 2022, the defendant was found to be in violation of his probation and was sentenced to 45 months in prison. 

The case originated in August of 2016 when law enforcement began investigating the defendant for downloading and sharing child pornography. Investigators used undercover software to download these images directly from the defendant’s computer. In March of 2017, deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the defendant’s home. They found hundreds of videos depicting child pornography stored on Mr. McNutt’s computer. 

Several months after his conviction, Washington County Community Corrections personnel learned Mr. McNutt violated the terms of his probation when he consumed alcohol, accessed the internet, attended his child’s soccer practice in which minors were present, and viewed child pornography. On May 6th, 2022, Judge Andrew Erwin revoked the defendant’s probation and sentenced him to prison. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Corrections Department on this case. 

Mr. McNutt will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence. 

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Stephen Mayer
Washington County District Attorney's Office
May 09, 2022