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Suspect Indicted In Child Porongraphy Investigation

November 02, 2006 00:00



On October 26, 2006, Portland Police detectives assigned to the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team arrested 60-year-old John Kenneth Coomler Jr. in connection with a child pornography investigation. During the investigation, police learned that Coomler was in possession of thousands of photos depicting child pornography.

On November 2, 2006, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted Coombler on 10 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree. Investigators believe that for the past several years Coomler has spent time working around youth in the Portland area including volunteering as a baseball coach. Investigators are attempting to determine is Coomler had any inappropriate contact with any child in the Portland area.

Investigators are seeking anyone who may have had contact with Coomler. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Russell of the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team at (503) 823-0324.

This investigation is continuing.



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