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Suspect Arrested in Oaks Park Sex Abuse Investigatio

January 04, 2005 00:00


On Tuesday, January 4, 2005, Portland Police Bureau Detectives arrested 28-year-old David Edison Neel on one count of Rape in the Third Degree, one count of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree, one count of Sodomy in the Third Degree, and one count of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor in connection with a November 9, 2004, incident at Oaks Park. During the incident, detectives believe that Neel engaged in sexual activity with a minor while working for KVMX “The Mix 107.5” who was sponsoring a skating event at Oaks Park.

Detectives believe that Neel, a Registered Sex Offender, may have used his connection to the radio station to lure other minors into sexual encounters at other events or subsequent to other events sponsored by the radio station. While there is evidence that Neel may have used his employment with the radio station to gain access to minors there is no evidence that either KVMX “The Mix 107.5” or Oaks Park had any knowledge of or condoned any of the illegal activity.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Assault Detail of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at (503) 823-0422.

This investigation is continuing.


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