February 19 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon - Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced a 20 month prison sentence for a man who manipulated and encouraged a minor female to take and then provide him with nude images of herself.
On August 23, 2018, Gregory Craine, 37, appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Katharine von Ter Stegge and pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to use a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree.
At the sentencing hearing a victim impact statement, which was prepared by the victim, was read. Her statement described the "emotional terrorism" and abuse Craine put her through using his manipulative tactics.
Part of the statement reads, "Gregory Craine, you took so much from me. You took my security, my trust, and the part of me [that] believed there was good in everyone. You killed parts of me that I loved. It's not fair to me or to the people in my life who matter to me. You created an ugly thing in me that keeps love out and fear inside."
The victim's statement also talked about her achievements in becoming a better and stronger person since meeting the defendant.
This investigation was conducted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, but the case was prosecuted in Multnomah County.
During the investigation, law enforcement learned Craine met the victim while she was in addiction treatment services. The victim attended high school in Multnomah County but resided in Washington County and was 17 years old. The investigation also revealed that over a four month period in 2017, the defendant asked for, and had the victim send him, numerous nude and sexually explicit photos and videos of herself. The case was reported to law enforcement in Washington County after the victim's family discovered the illicit conduct.