Sex crimes are sensitive topics in Multnomah County and across the state of Oregon. Readers understand that once someone is charged with a sex crime, such as sexual assault, child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography, they are subject to public ostracism, which, in turn, can damage their reputation. Aside from this, the sex crime suspect may face serious consequences if convicted.
In Salem, just south of Portland, Oregon, a man robbed a 7-Eleven store, demanding cash from the cashier before fleeing the scene. Nine hours after the crime was committed, the suspect, a 41-year-old man, allegedly confessed to patrons at a bar that he robbed the 7-Eleven store. The suspect was subsequently arrested on robbery charges.
Recently, a 29-year-old woman was arrested on federal drug offenses after she excreted an estimated one pound of cocaine in Portland, Oregon. According to Portland police, the woman was found unconscious inside a bathroom at a Portland airport. The woman was sent to the hospital where she began excreting cocaine wrapped in condoms.
A new bill, sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney, would affect future sentences on some sex crime charges by requiring 'predatory' offenders, such as those who are likely to repeatedly abuse children, to serve lifetime imprisonment once convicted.
The actions of a 51-year-old man Keizer man led to his recent arrest on charges of cyberbullying his stepdaughter, a student at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Eight people in Portland were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a prostitution ring that operated across several states as far north as Alaska, as far east as Minnesota and as far west as Hawaii.