Tigard man arrested for sex abuse involving juveniles
A 56-year-old Tigard man has been arrested on numerous sex abuse charges related to multiple female victims who were juveniles at the time of the alleged abuse, which police believe spanned five years.
Louis Howard Johnson was indicted Monday by a Washington County Grand Jury and taken into custody at Greenburg Oaks Apartments where he is employed, according to a Tigard Police Department news release.
He was later lodged in the Washington County Jail, charged on six counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Tigard police say the investigation involved multiple female victims who were juveniles at the time of the alleged abuse.
For a number of years, Johnson had been employed at two known rental properties in Tigard, both the Tigarden Court and the Greenburg Oaks apartments. The crimes for which Johnson is charged occurred approximately fifteen years ago, according to police.
Based upon the suspect's employment and its inherent access to residents over the years, including children, investigators are questioning whether there may be additional victims.
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