PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – He was convicted on 23 charges related to human sex trafficking in Multnomah County, and Friday, Anthony Curry was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Curry was sentenced under an Oregon three-strikes law for certain sex offenders. He’ll also have to register as a sex offender for life.

The prosecutor spoke strong words in court Friday, saying Curry is a smart, sophisticated, adaptable predator who has evolved over the years to become even more dangerous.

Curry’s case dates back to July 2014, when prosecutors say Curry drove by a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a TriMet bus in Portland and convinced her to get in the car with him. Curry is accused of taking the girl back to his house and grooming her for sex trafficking.

According to prosecutors, Curry took graphic photos of the victim and posted them online in an effort to sell her for sex. They say he also got her a fake ID so she could start stripping at local clubs. Prosecutors at trial said Curry would pick her up “with his hand out waiting for that money”.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, law enforcement Sept. 9, 2014 executed a search warrant at Curry’s residence, where they located a heavily-highlighted and studied book titled, "The Art of Seduction.”

The book included detailed information on how to manipulate and control individuals and explained how to locate potential individuals who can be highly influenced, the attorney's office says.

In January, Curry was convicted on 23 counts related to human sex trafficking in the case. The victim did not appear in court Friday, but lawyers read a statement she wrote, followed by a statement from Curry apologizing to her and her family.

“Anthony Curry is a very bad person with a sick mind and evil intentions, the victim’s statement said. “He is a predator in every sense of the word. I survived through luck and with the help of people who finally spoke up about what they saw happening to me, but the next 14- or 15-year-old girl may not be so lucky.”

Copyright 2019 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(4) comments


Life without parole and he has to register as a sex offender for life? The prison term pretty well covers everything.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

He doesn't look worried at all.


He needn't be worried. In Oregon rapist, child molesters, rats run the yards like they have immunity.. . And apparently, they do. When was the last time you heard about an inmate killing or seriously injuring even some rapo or cho mo? That stuff just don't happen in Oregon, but it sure as heck needs to start because the state has alot more incidents than any other state, I believe. The law isn't discouraging this B's from happening, so, let the general population start regulating and perhaps we would see a change.


Well, Anthony Enjoy your time in the can...

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.