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Portland man sentenced to 8 years in prison for sexually abusing child

By February 10, 2017 No Comments

James Edward ZwaschkaArticle from KPTV.

PORTLAND, OR  – A Portland man was convicted of sexually abusing a 4-year-old child and sentenced to eight years in prison.

A judge convicted James Edward Zwaschka, 43, on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy Wednesday.

The victim was between the ages of 4 and 5 years old when the abuse occurred in Oregon City, according to police. The victim’s family notified law enforcement near the end of 2015.

During a six-month investigation, no additional victims were located and police said they have no reason to believe there are any other victims.

Zwaschka was sentenced to 100 months in prison Wednesday.


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About 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