Ex-principal gets prison for child porn

Robert Paul Patton was principal at Sherwood High School from 2000 to 2002

Robert Paul Patton, the one-time principal at Sherwood High School, was sentenced July 1, 2014 to 10 years in prison for child porn (KOIN 6 News, file)
Robert Paul Patton, the one-time principal at Sherwood High School, was sentenced July 1, 2014 to 10 years in prison for child porn (KOIN 6 News, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The one-time principal at Sherwood High School will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

Robert Paul Patton, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to a term of 10 years 7 months, plus 10 years of supervision following his release.

It’s Patton’s fourth conviction on sex-related crimes:

  • In 2003, he was convicted of having materials showing sexually explicit conduct of a child and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse after having sex with a teenage boy
  • In 2011, he failed to register as a sex offender in Multnomah County
  • In 2013 he was convicted of attempted first-degree sex abuse over an incident with a 12-year-old boy.

That case led police to search his Milwaukie home and led to the charges in this most recent case.

Patton was the principal at Sherwood High School from 2000 to 2002.

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