A 52-year-old Gresham man was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse on Monday, Jan. 7, after a lengthy investigation by the Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team.
Edward Stanley Rogers, also known as Ed Rogers and Ed S. Rogers, is alleged to have touched a child sexually or on intimate parts of her body during a three-year period, according to the Multnomah County court indictment that was unsealed Thursday, Jan. 10.
According to investigators, Rogers befriended members of the victim's family during a religious gathering in Multnomah County, which led to the unwanted sexual contact. Gresham police believe Rogers may have attended multiple faith-based meetings throughout the region.
Rogers would then allegedly invite those families, with children, to gather at his home in Gresham.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is requesting assistance from the public in determining whether or not there are additional victims of child sexual abuse. Because the investigation is ongoing, the name and specific locations of the religious organizations attended by Rogers are not being released.
Law enforcement arrested Rogers on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the 600 block of Northeast 195th Ave. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Rogers will next appear in court on Feb. 22.
Anyone with information about the defendant or this case is asked to call Gresham Police Detective Aaron Dressler at 503-823-0244.
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