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Man, 23, charged with sexual abuse; law enforcement attempting to determine if there are unidentified victims - 07/05/19

July 5, 2019

Man, 23, charged with sexual abuse; law enforcement attempting to determine if there are unidentified victims

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a three-count charging document against 23-year-old Michael Kimbrough.

At this time, law enforcement, including the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, is requesting assistance from the public in determining whether or not there are additional victims of child sexual abuse.

On July 3, 2019, law enforcement located and arrested Kimbrough in the 600 block of Southwest 19th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

Kimbrough is charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.

According to a probable cause affidavit, this investigation started when a 10-year-old child disclosed being sexually abused by his neighbor who was later identified as Kimbrough. The report of sexual abuse was made to a mandatory reporter who notified the Oregon Department of Human Services and law enforcement.

During the investigation, law enforcement learned the alleged sexual abuse occurred between November 1, 2016 and May 1, 2018 when the child was between the ages of eight and nine, according to court documents.

It is alleged in court documents that Kimbrough would invite the child over to his apartment, and that while the child played video games, Kimbrough sexually abused the child on multiple occasions.

According to the probable cause affidavit, law enforcement in Oregon, while investigating the sexual abuse allegations, learned of a separate criminal investigation involving Kimbrough. 

“This federal case started in Houston, Texas where [law enforcement] learned that a suspect in Houston was sharing and exchanging child pornography files with another user online,” according to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney BJ Park, who is prosecuting this case.

Investigators identified the online user as Kimbrough and were able to trace his IP address to his residence and his place of employment at Jimmy Johns, according to court documents.

Members of the community with information on Kimbrough are asked to call Gresham Police Detective Aaron Dressler at 503-823-0244.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Kimbrough is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Multnomah County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team, which includes representatives from local law enforcement, public schools, hospitals, courts, health departments, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Oregon Department of Employment Child Care Division.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team is responsible for reviewing and coordinating child abuse and neglect cases in Multnomah County. The team also handles all child homicides, felony child physical abuse cases, felony child abandonment cases, custodial interference cases, and felony sex crimes where the victim is currently under the age of 18 and where the perpetrator is determined not to be a stranger to the child.

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Contact: Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Phone: 503.988.6567
Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

 

Attached Media Files: PR-19-151-Michael_Kimbrough.pdf
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