September 10, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 35-year-old Jacob Flynn Stebbins received a 150 month prison sentence after being convicted of sex crimes involving a minor.
Stebbins pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy in the third degree, one count of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm, one count of strangulation, two counts of rape in the third degree and one count of attempted use of a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.
This investigation started in March of 2019 when the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team learned Stebbins had sexual contact with the minor victim. Investigators later learned that the abuse in this case occurred in the summer of 2018.
“Protecting children and providing services and support to them and their family is a priority for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team. The trauma that results from child sexual, physical and mental abuse can manifest itself throughout a child’s life and can have damaging lifelong impacts into adulthood. Multnomah County is proud to have so many skilled and committed partners who are dedicated to identifying, reporting and assessing child sexual abuse and to then provide the child victim with treatment,” said Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Amanda Nadell, who prosecuted this case.
By pleading guilty, Stebbins admitted that he used force and a firearm to have sexual contact with the victim; that he choked her and that he attempted to intentionally take an image of the victim in a state of nudity.
At the time of the abuse the victim was under the age of 16.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office asks media to refrain from contacting the victim or her family.
It was through the coordination, communication and collaboration of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office 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.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office