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Just three weeks after a judge agreed to give Themba Kelley a second chance this past summer — sentencing him to probation rather than prison for groping a 16-year-old Baskin-Robbins employee — Kelley was acting strangely once again.16286394-mmmain

Kelley pedaled his bicycle down a Northeast Portland street and snapped photos of a home where a 12-year-old girl lived, investigators say.

The next day, Kelley knocked on the door of the home. And when the girl answered, he tried to sell her a laptop. The girl’s uncle told him to leave.

That evening, however, Kelly returned and rattled the entire household by shouting something about how the 12-year-old was being forced to work as a prostitute. Kelley later told police that he was trying to save the girl after he saw her and her mother lounging around in lingerie and high heels.

Kelley’s accusations weren’t grounded in reality, prosecutors say.

Police found marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe in Kelley’s backpack — both violations of his probation. And during two hearings this week, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Michael Greenlick sentenced Kelley to two years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

The judge also found that Kelley had broken the rules by failing to check in with his probation officer, failing to register as a sex offender and failing to go to treatment in a timely fashion.

Kelley’s defense attorney, Barry Engle, had asked the judge to sentence his client to four months in jail — arguing that Kelley was probably high on drugs during the encounters with the 12-year-old girl and her family.

Engle said his client had no “lascivious” intent.16286425-small

Kelley is the author of a self-help book, had helped build a home for a low-income family in 2009 and genuinely cared about fighting the sex-trafficking of children, his attorney said.

During a hearing Thursday, Kelley wept as his father spoke by phone to the judge about his son’s struggles and triumphs.

Prosecutor Chris Mascal, however, said there’s a lot to be worried about.

“He’s a narcissist, he’s a sex offender and he’s a drug addict,” Mascal said. “Maybe he built a house or two four or five years ago.”

Mascal recounted the details of the Jan. 5 crime — luring a minor — that put Kelley on probation in the first place.

Kelley had entered the Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop at 6371 S.W. Capitol Highway near closing time at 10 p.m. He told the sole employee, a 16-year-old girl, that she looked “innocent and cute” and began sucking on a sex toy saying that was how he’d like to suck on her toes.

Kelley also told the girl it would be “cool” to have sex in the store with her. Kelley then grabbed the teen’s hips and buttocks, but left after the teen told him to. She was crying and shaking when police arrived.

In June, Kelley’s defense attorney at the time, Brian Schmonsees, was able to convince prosecutor Russ Ratto and Judge Eric Bergstrom to give his client a second chance because he had been high on drugs during the ice-cream shop encounter.

Bergstrom sentenced Kelley to inpatient drug treatment, mental health treatment and ordered him to register as a sex offender.

Thursday, Greenlick said he’d decided to sentence Kelley to two years in prison in part because Kelley “immediately” went “into non-compliance mode” after his June sentencing hearing.

Greenlick described Kelley’s behavior as “seriously delusional.” If allowed to remain free, Greenlick said, “I’m afraid you would go out and start using methamphetamine again. And God knows what you would do. I think you’re a significant risk to the community.”

By then, Kelley’s tears had dried.

As a deputy led him out of the courtroom in shackles, Kelley began yelling once again about how he’d been trying to fight the sex-trafficking of children.

“It’s all on you!” he shouted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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