'Prolific sexual predator' facing charges in 4 counties
A man labeled a "prolific sexual predator" by authorities is now facing charges in four counties — and police believe there may be more victims who have yet to come forward.
Adam Michael Wallace, 29, has been indicted on 19 felony charges in Washington County for allegedly sexually abusing boys and luring minors online.
Wallace is facing similar sex crime charges in Marion County, Linn County and in Cowlitz County, Washington. Wallace, a registered sex offender who last lived in Aurora, is being held in the Marion County jail.
Wallace, who sometimes goes by his middle name, is believed to have used Instagram, SnapChat, Grinder, Hornet and text messages to contact his underage victims between 2015 and March of this year, when he was arrested. Police say Wallace would pretend to be a juvenile in order to meet other minors in person. He would then promise to buy his victims gifts and clothing before sexually abusing them.
"Due to the number of victims, the widespread locations of his victims, and the amount of photos retrieved from the suspect's phone, detectives believe there may be many more underage males who have yet to come forward," according to a news release.
Wallace's charges in Washington, Marion and Linn counties include displaying a child in sexually explicit conduct, sodomy, sexual abuse, luring a minor and online sexual corruption of a child.
Wallace was convicted of identity theft, stalking, and violating a court order in Marion County in 2015, according to court records. He was convicted of online sexual corruption of a minor in Multnomah County in 2014.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700 or Detective Emanie Bravo with the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-566-6910.
"The Sheriff's Office would also like to remind parents to keep a close eye on their children's social media accounts and cell phones," police said, "as sexual predators use these as ways to contact their victims."