DA Mike Schmidt announces Multnomah County Child Abuse Team secures 20-year prison sentence

June 09, 2021


Brent Weisberg, Communications Director


DA Mike Schmidt announces Multnomah County Child Abuse Team secures 20-year prison sentence 

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Glenn Robinson received a 20-year prison sentence for sexually abusing two children.

Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of Sodomy in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

This investigation started in January of 2020 when the Portland Police Bureau received information about suspected child abuse.

During the investigation, law enforcement learned Robinson sexually abused the two children—one 11 years old, the other seven years old.

The abuse occurred over a span of more than a year.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team for their dedicated work on this case.

This case was prosecuted by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero. The Victim Advocate was Malia Bruni. The lead investigator was Portland Police Detective Steven Forland.

District Attorney Mike Schmidt thanks Detective Forland, DDA Marrero and Victim Advocate Bruni for their tireless work on this case and for supporting the victim and the victim’s family.

It was through the coordination, communication and collaboration of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team that this case was investigated and prosecuted.

The Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team includes representatives from CARES Northwest, local law enforcement, public schools, hospitals, health departments, local mental health service providers, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team works with community partners to protect children who have been abused and neglected while ensuring that all practices are trauma-informed and mitigate the life-long consequences of child abuse. The team also handles child homicides, felony child physical abuse cases, felony child abandonment cases, custodial interference cases, and felony sex crimes where the victim is currently under the age of 18 and where the suspect is determined not to be a stranger to the child.

CARES Northwest, Multnomah County’s child abuse assessment center, is a community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse. The organization is one of the largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation and serves more than 5,000 children annually.