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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A registered sex offender was sentenced to prison Monday following a child sex abuse investigation.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's office said Erik Reuther, 51, pleaded guilty on March 29 to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Reuther received a 15-year prison sentence on Monday.

The district attorney's office said by pleading guilty, Reuther admitted that he knowingly sexually abused a minor on three different occasions in 2006.

The investigation into the allegations began after they were reported to law enforcement.

According to the district attorney's office, Reuther was already serving a 12.5 year prison sentence at the time of this report.

That sentencing was handed down in 2008 after he pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sodomy and first-degree attempted sexual abuse.

Reuther will serve his new prison sentence day for day, but will receive credit for time already served, according to the district attorney's office.

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