Former Bible camp counselor guilty of sex crimes

The Columbian

By Laura McVicker
Columbian Staff Reporter

Monday, July 30, 2012

After six years, a former Bible camp counselor’s child rape case in Clark County was resolved today with a conviction on 10 felony counts.

Michael Scott Norris, 46, of Vancouver will be sentenced Sept. 4. and he faces 35 years.

Norris was charged in both federal court and in Clark County Superior Court; in April, he pleaded guilty to producing pornography of two children and was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 25 years in prison on those crimes.

Following conclusion of the federal case, Norris came back to Clark County to resolve the local charges. Prosecutors have said they will ask the judge for Norris to serve the local sentence at the same time as he serves his federal sentence, so the amount of time doesn’t exceed 35 years.

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