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Former tae kwon do instructor accused of raping a female student  - 06/07/19

June 7, 2019

Former tae kwon do instructor accused of raping a female student 

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that an 18-count secret indictment against 22-year-old Iain Mackai, a former tae kwon do instructor, was unsealed in Multnomah County Circuit Court alleging that he lured a child and then raped her. 

The indictment charges Mackai with four counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, seven counts of luring a minor, two counts of rape in the third degree, two counts of sodomy in the third degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. 

According to the indictment, in January 2019, Mackai, on multiple occasions, unlawfully and knowingly sent sexual images of himself to the child and used explicit verbal descriptions of sexual conduct for the purpose of inducing the child to engage in sexual conduct. 

It is also alleged that Mackai compelled and induced the child to participate in and engage in sexually explicit conduct that was recorded. 

Between December 2018 and March 2019, it is alleged in court documents that Mackai, on multiple occasions, unlawfully and knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse and other sexual activity with the child who was under the age of 16.

Mackai was a former tae kwon do instructor at a studio that is now closed in Gresham, Oregon. Law enforcement has learned that Mackai met the child he is accused of raping as part of his duties as an instructor. 

At this point, there is no indication to believe that there are any additional victims; however, law enforcement continues to investigate.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau’s Detective Division at 503-823-0400 and reference case number 19-83214.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime. Mackai is innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

The District Attorney’s Office has no additional comment regarding this case. 


Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director 
Phone: 503.988.6567 


Attached Media Files: PR-19-124-Iain_Mackai.pdf
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