PORTLAND – A Portland man accused of sexually abusing a neighbor boy was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Tuesday.
Brent Dickwin Armstrong, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of using a child in sexually explicit conduct.
The victim talked to KGW after Tuesday's court proceedings. He said it was hard to come forward as a victim because of how he had been manipulated emotionally.
"I thought it was an everyday thing until I grew up and finally realized it," he said. "For the longest time, I could not bring myself to say anything. Then I worked up the courage to talk about it."
The teen said he just wants to put it all behind him now and move on with his life.
Armstrong was previously indicted on the sexually explicit conduct charges, along with sex abuse, sodomy and prostitution.
Armstrong lived in the 4800 block of North Hougton Street in Portland during the time of the alleged abuse and had been employed as a truck driver on Swan Island for the past several years.
Background: Portland man accused of sexually abusing boy