'Prolific sexual predator' sentenced in Washington County
An Aurora man previously convicted of felonies in multiple Oregon counties who was labeled a "prolific sexual predator" by authorities has been sentenced in a recent case by a Washington County judge.
Adam Michael Wallace, 41, pleaded guilty on Friday, Oct. 23, to two counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and two counts of luring a minor, the Washington County District Attorney's Office said Monday.
Wallace was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his crimes by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Erik Buchèr.
Wallace was released from prison in 2017 after serving an 18-month prison sentence for violating the terms of his parole, court records show.
He had been convicted in a Multnomah County court of one count of second-degree online sexual corruption of a child, a felony, in 2014.
That same year, he was charged and later convicted in a Marion County court of two counts of identity theft, one count of violating a court's stalking protective order and one count of stalking.
In March 2019, law enforcement in Marion County conducted a traffic stop and arrested Wallace, who was driving with a child at the time.
"Investigators conducted a search warrant on the defendant's phone and found a significant amount of text messages and photos," prosecutors said. "Investigators were able to identify multiple minors that the defendant was having unlawful contact with."
Four of the victims were from Washington County, according to prosecutors.
Wallace was later indicted on 19 felony charges in Washington County for allegedly sexually abusing boys and luring minors online.
Prosecutors said investigators were able to establish a pattern of Wallace's behavior.
"In many cases, Mr. Wallace would contact his victims via popular social media applications and pose as a young boy," prosecutors said. "He would then engage in sexually charged messaging, ask for photos of the victims and in some instances, he purchased cell phones and credit cards for his victims. Eventually, Mr. Wallace would convince these minors to meet in person so that he could sexually abuse them."
In addition to his charges in Washington County, Wallace has pleaded guilty to eight similar sex crime charges in Marion County, court records show.
He is also facing similar charges in Linn County, court records show. Washington County prosecutors say he is also facing similar charges in Cowlitz County, Washington.
In addition to his prison sentence, Wallace was ordered by Buchèr to undergo three years of post-prison supervision. Buchèr also ordered Wallace have no contact with minors upon his release and that he stay at least 3 miles away from his victims.
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