Milwaukie foster parent sentenced in rape of underage girl
A Milwaukie man who was a foster father to 29 children was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for having sex with an underage girl.
A Clackamas County jury convicted Keith Allen McMullin, 45, this week on 10 counts of first-degree rape, 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy.
The abuse began in 2004, when the girl was 5 years old and continued until 2011 when she reported it to a friend.
McMullin, who had no prior criminal record, was sentenced under Measure 73, which went into effect in December 2010. The law requires a 25-year prison term for repeat felony sex offenders. Even though McMullin was convicted of all the crimes at the same time, the law classifies him as a repeat offender.
Prosecutor Stacey Borgman asked for a 50-year sentence -- 25 years each for two rapes that occurred after Measure 73 became law. Borgman said the magnitude and time span of the crimes merited 50 years behind bars.
Clackamas County Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Jones said the law was clear. "The court has no discretion to impose anything other than 25 years." He ordered a second 25-year to be served concurrently.
McMullin declined to make a statement during the sentencing, which was attended by about 35 of his supporters, many from his church.
McMullin once operated copy centers in Milwaukie, Oregon City and West Linn. He and his wife were unable to have biological children. They became active foster parents and adopted four children.