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Beaverton man to pay $100,000 in sex abuse case settlement

A former Beaverton host father convicted last year of sexually abusing a foreign exchange student will pay $100,000 to a child abuse assessment center, based on a settlement reached last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Attorneys for the plaintiff and defendants, which include Beaverton resident Craig Steven Ley, 52, and Pacific Intercultural Exchange U.S.A, agreed on the trial’s eighth day to settle the case. Terms of the plaintiff’s settlement with PIE are confidential.

Ley, who pleaded guilty in December to four counts of second-degree sex abuse, is serving a prison term for incidents that took place in Ley’s home, where the victim was living as an exchange student while attending Beaverton High School during the 2009-10 school year.

Ley agreed to pay $100,000 to CARES Northwest, a medically based child abuse assessment and intervention program in North Portland.

“Craig Ley and his family are very pleased that the case has settled and wish (the plaintiff) the best,” said John Knowles, Ley’s attorney, after the settlement agreement was finalized on Wednesday.

Called at her Portland office on Wednesday afternoon, Erin Olson, who represented the teenaged victim, was not available for comment.