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James McGlothlinIn February of 2016 posted about, James McGlothlin, a former Oregon City School District teaching aide who was charged with producing child pornography. Last Friday, The Oregonian reported McGlothlin was sentenced to more than 18 years in state prison after he admitted to sexually abusing three students with mental disabilities while working as their swim instructor.

James McGlothlin, 40, pleaded guilty in Clackamas County Circuit Court to first-degree sexual abuse stemming from incidents that occurred between September 2013 and March 2014 at the Oregon City Swimming Pool. He was also charged in federal court on child pornography-related charges and investigated, but not charged, in Multnomah County for other alleged misconduct involving children.

He is required to register as a sex offender. McGlothlin has worked with kids who have intellectual and physical disabilities in Clackamas and Multnomah counties since the early 1990s.

According to a criminal complaint in the federal case, after homeland security investigators traced an IP address from an online child-porn forum to McGlothlin’s home in 2015, they served a search warrant and found pictures and videos of children being abused.

Authorities also found essays on McGlothlin’s laptop that described drugging and sexually abusing children.

Later, he confessed to two family friends that he did sexually abuse or had a sexual interest in their children or grandchildren.

If you or someone you care about was sexually abused and you would like advice from an attorney about the rights and options for victims of child sexual abuse, please contact Crew Janci LLP today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our private online form.  We will treat you with discretion and respect.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York