Convict held on $10M bail for sex trafficking

Tracey Scott Walls faces a 53-count indictment

Tracey Scott Walls shown in a jail booking photo.
Tracey Scott Walls shown in a jail booking photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A 53-year-old convict is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on allegations that he raped a young girl and used her for sex trafficking.

Tracey Scott Walls remains under investigation by the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Sex Trafficking Unit and is being held in custody with bail set at $10.29 million.

Walls – who lives in Northeast Portland – was arrested by Transit Police Wednesday at 2:50 p.m. in the 800 block of NW 6th Avenue.

A warrant for his arrest hit the system in September after a grand jury secretly indicted Walls with 10 counts each of first-degree sexual abuse and compelling prostitution. The indictment also accuses Walls of five counts each of first-degree and second-degree rape, first-degree and second-degree sodomy, and delivering meth to a juvenile; four counts of attempted promoting prostitution, two counts of promoting prostitution; and one count each of first-degree child neglect and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The alleged sex trafficking involved a teenage girl and occurred in July, according to court documents.

According to court records, Walls has been convicted of 8 felonies, 1 misdemeanor and 25 probation violations. We’ve learned Walls has been convicted of aggravated harassment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, delivery of cocaine near a school, first-degree burglary, third-degree robbery, first-degree forgery, and bank robbery.

Records also show that in 1996, the DA’s Office filed charges of kidnapping, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. The case resulted in a felony conviction and he had been ordered to register as a sex offender but the order was reversed by the court of appeals, records show.

Wall is scheduled to appear in the Multnomah County Justice Center on Thursday for his arraignment.