Former Portland cop pleads guilty to child pornography charge

Former Portland cop pleads guilty to child pornography charge
Scott Elliott

PORTLAND, Ore. – A former Portland police officer who used to register sex offenders has pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

Scott Elliott, 50, entered the plea in federal court. Under the plea agreement, Elliott is expected to face at least five years in prison. He will also have to register as a sex offender himself when he’s released.

According to court documents, Elliott admitted that in Sept. 2009, he used the online screen name “malewantsu2004” and received at least nine images of child pornography from someone with the screen name “doraexplora111.”

A forensic examiner looked at Elliott’s computer and found images of children under the age of 18 in sexual acts, documents said.

One charge of luring a minor was dismissed under the plea agreement.

Elliott’s admission in his federal case does not apply to his case in state court, according to the plea agreement. He could face consecutive sentences.

Elliott is scheduled to be sentenced in February.