Parks & Rec tennis director charged for child porn

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Portland police

Zachary Thomas Rouse, 41, was arrested Friday on child pornography charges. (PPB)
Zachary Thomas Rouse, 41, was arrested Friday on child pornography charges. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police officials say they’ve arrested an employee with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department on child pornography charges.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a news release that members of the Portland Police Bureau’s sex crimes unit arrested Zachary Thomas Rouse on Friday. Simpson says Rouse is currently the tennis director at the City of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department. Upon learning of the arrest, the Parks Department has put Rouse on paid administrative leave. He has worked for the bureau since August 2014.

Simpson says the 41-year-old Rouse was booked Friday night on one count of second-degree online sexual corruption of a child. He was also booked on five counts of second-degree possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Portland police.

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