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SALEM -- Oregon lawmakers have removed the portrait of disgraced former Governor Neil Goldschmidt out of what they said was respect for Goldschmidt s (child sex abuse) victim, who recently passed away.

The portrait was originally hung outside the Senate Chambers on the second floor, then was moved to a less public location in the Legislative Library in 2004.

A woman raped as a teenager by former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt told the Oregonian that she was 13 when the abuse started. She said the sex abuse continued for years.

The victim had a history of suicide attempts and died of undisclosed causes in a Portland hospice on January 16th.

The portrait was to be stored at the Oregon Historical Society.

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