Troutdale man indicted on 107 counts of child sex crimes
A former U.S. Army recruiter in Gresham and former Troutdale Elementary School volunteer was arraigned on 107 counts of child sex crimes and is being held on $16 million bail, law enforcement officials announced Monday.
Antonio Francisco Marquez, 41, of Troutdale, was arrested and originally indicted on six counts of sex crimes against a child in May. The 107 charges replace those filed in May.
The new indictment, which was filed on December 28, 2018, charges Marquez with 26 counts of sexual abuse, 35 counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, 44 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse and two counts of sodomy, according to a press release issued by the office of Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill.
After work by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, a December grand jury heard from five additional witnesses who had not previously testified before the first grand jury.
The May indictment identified only one minor victim. The new indictment found two additional victims. All three were under the age of 14 when Marquez allegedly sexually abused them.
The superseding indictment alleges that Marquez, on multiple occasions from Oct. 13, 2015 to May 11, 2018, used all three victims in various displays of sexually explicit conduct to make child pornography, the announcement said.
Marquez is on active military duty with the United States Army but was previously suspended pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office.
His next court date is February 11, 2019.
His bail is $15,970,000.
Anyone with any information on Marquez or this case is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-988-0560.