Gresham man accused of child sex crimes; police fear there may be more victims
PORTLAND, Ore. – A five-count indictment for a Gresham man accused of child sex crimes was unsealed Thursday, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the indictment, 52-year-old Edward Stanley Rogers is charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Rogers is accused of subjecting a child to sexual contact several times over a three-year period.
According to the Gresham Police Department, Rogers became friends with members of a family, including a child, at a religious gathering in Multnomah County, which led to the sex crimes he’s accused of.
Police believe Rogers may have attended multiple faith-based locations throughout Portland. Law enforcement and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is asking for the public’s help determining if there are more child sexual abuse victims.
Gresham police say Rogers may have invited families with children to gather at his home in Gresham.
Investigators say the man was not a staff member at any religious organization.
Officers arrested Rogers on Wednesday in the 600 block of Northeast 195th Avenue. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Anyone with information about the defendant or this case is asked to call Gresham Police Detective Aaron Dressler at 503-823-0244.