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Terry Bean’s ex-boyfriend gets 2 years for sex crimes against teen boy

The victim testified both Kiah Lawson and activist Terry Bean performed sexual acts on him when he was 15 years old.
Terrence Bean (left) and Kiah Lawson

PORTLAND, Ore. — The ex-boyfriend of a wealthy Portland activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene motel room.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports during the trial last week of defendant Kiah Lawson, the victim testified that both activist Terry Bean and Lawson picked him up in Bean's car at a Eugene convenience store in 2013 after connecting with him through Grindr, a hookup app for men.

The victim said the pair drove him to a motel room and engaged in various sex acts with him.

Bean is scheduled for a November trial on the same charges as a jury found Lawson guilty of on Friday: felony third-degree sodomy and misdemeanor third-degree sexual abuse. Bean has pleaded not guilty.

The victim, now 21, read a statement at Lawson's sentencing saying both men should own up to the truth and quit blaming him for their sexual crimes.

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