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Hubbard man sentenced for sex abuse

Earnest Shottenkirk to spend six years in prison; father Duane Shottenkirk's case still pending


A Hubbard man accused of sex crimes involving a 6-year-old child has pleaded guilty to the charges against him and been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Earnest Shottenkirk, 36, was arrested in Hubbard in June 2013, along with his father, Duane Shottenkirk, 62, for alleged crimes against an unidentified family member. Earnest Shottenkirk was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, while his father was assessed the same charges and numerous others.

The son was scheduled to be tried in Clackamas County Circuit Court on May 15. However, according to court records, he pleaded guilty to both charges in lieu of a trial.

He was sentenced by Clackamas County Circuit Judge Kathie Steele to 75 months (six years, three months) in prison — which is the mandatory minimum sentence for first-degree sex abuse under Measure 11. He was also assessed 45 months (three years, nine months) of post-prison supervision.

Earnest Shottenkirk has since been transferred to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections. He was represented by Oregon City attorney Arthur Knauss. The prosecutor in the case was Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Russell Amos.



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