Gresham man charged with trying to pay minors for sex
Police arrested a Gresham man for allegedly trying to pay for sex with minors and police are asking for help in locating other possible victims.
A six-count indictment was filed against Jordan Lin Johnson, 29, for unlawfully and knowingly offering to pay at least six minors for sexual contact, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, are asking for help from the public to see if there are any additional victims.
On Monday, Sept. 30, members of the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit arrested Johnson, a father of three, in the 17000 block of Southeast Tibbetts Street in Gresham.
He was charged with six counts of offering to purchase sex with a minor, a Class C felony.
Court documents do not list an attorney for Johnson.
The indictment said the investigation started on Wednesday, Aug. 21, when Johnson allegedly offered to pay at least six minors for sexual contact in Portland. Some of the alleged conduct occurred near David Douglas High School, in the 1000 block of Southeast 135th Avenue.
Police want help finding any other possible victims, so they are releasing some details of the alleged crimes.
On Aug. 21, patrol officers with the Portland Police Bureau responded to reports of four separate incidents of suspicious activity occurring in east Portland. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit began an investigation.
During the investigation, they learned that a man driving a vehicle allegedly asked at least six underage girls in four different incidents if they needed a ride.
All refused the ride and tried to get away from the man. The man allegedly offered some of the girls money to get in his vehicle.
In order to maintain the integrity of this investigation, police said they won't release any additional information about this case, including the ages of the minors, the specific incident locations or specific times.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division at 503-823-0400 and reference case number 19-288651.
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