FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – The owner of a retirement community west of Portland will serve two days in jail and five years of probation for sexually abusing 12 women.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 73-year-old Herbert “Howard” Sahnow was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to 11 counts of third-degree sex abuse and one count of attempted third-degree sexual abuse.
Over two dozen other sexual abuse and other charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement, which lawyers say was negotiated with victims’ input.
Sahnow groped and fondled employees and residents of The Elms, the retirement community he owns in Forest Grove.
Police say the victims ranged in age from their 30s to their 80s.
Sahnow was also ordered to stay away from the retirement community, pay restitution and register as a sex offender.