http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/07/post_33.html Portland multimillionaire pleads guilty to molesting neighbor boy agrees to pay victim $1.6 million "A Portland multimillionaire who repeatedly molested a neighborhood boy has agreed to pay his victim $1.6 million and spend about nine years in prison. The deal, approved Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, is unusual because most defendants haven't accumulated the wealth of Scott Raymond Strickland -- a former doctor and Alaska Airlines flight attendant, said Josh Lamborn, the civil attorney for the victim. Until last year, Lamborn worked as a prosecutor, specializing in child sexual abuse cases, and he now represents victims of sexual abuse, among others......." and "Rees said that in approving the deal, he took into account the victim's wishes and the victim's strong desire not to recount the abuse by testifying in a trial. Strickland, who is now 56, didn't have a criminal history up until now. What's more, Rees said defense attorney Scott Raivio presented "mitigating evidence" that indicated Strickland is unlikely to molest a child again......" more at link So, what are the mitigating circumstances that make it unlikely that Strickland will not re-offend? Did he promise or did the child's parent make certain that this would be unlikely again? And last time I checked, 1st Degree Sodomy is NOT "molestation". It is rape.