Washington County detectives have arrested two men for sexually abusing a young teenage girl. Investigators believe there may be additional victims and want to speak with anyone with information on these cases.
In January, detectives received information from a concerned parent, saying a teenage daughter had been engaging in sexual contact with adult men. Detectives launched an investigation that culminated with arrests in two different counties.
On June 27, detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher I. Iverson, 50, at his home in north Portland. On July 17, they traveled to Grants Pass and, with assistance from the Washington County Air Support Unit and the Oregon State Police, arrested Chan Woo Hwang, 30, at his home outside Grants Pass.
Iverson was charged with the wide array of crimes including rape, attempted rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, strangulation, luring a minor, using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and online sexual corruption of a child.
He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, where he remains. His bail is set at $1.54 million. His case will be prosecuted by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.
Also during the investigation, detectives learned that Hwang met several females online and agreed to pay them for sex. When he met them, he covertly recorded the sex acts and later used the video footage in an attempt to blackmail the victims into additional meetings for sex.
Hwang was charged with many of the same crimes as Iverson, plus commercial sexual solicitation.
He was lodged at the Josephine County Jail, where he remains. His bail is set at $1.01 million. His case will be prosecuted by the Washington County District Attorney's Office. Hwang will be transferred to the Washington County Jail.
Detectives believe there are additional victims. People with any information on these cases are encouraged to contact detectives at 503-846-2500.