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Man who sexually abused teen boy gets 34 years in prison

October 6, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 34 years in prison for sexually abusing an Aloha teenager.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office says Michael Forker was sentenced Friday.

A jury unanimously convicted him in July of nine child sex crimes including sexual abuse and sodomy involving a 16-year-old boy who had been homeless.

The attorney’s office says Forker volunteered for a Portland organization that helps homeless youth called Outside In. Officials believe he spent time in online chat rooms and at public pools to potentially contact children.

Authorities ask anyone with additional information to contact them.

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This story has been corrected to show that Michael Forker volunteered for Outside In rather than worked for the organization.

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