Sex offender faces new felony abuse charges

Justin M. Abrahamson’s last known registered address was in Kalama, Wash.

Justin M. Abrahamson / Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police have arrested a 36-year-old man on multiple allegations of sex crimes against three children.

Officials tell us that Justin M. Abrahamson was arrested in Gresham on Friday by detectives assigned to the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team.

He was booked into jail on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of luring a minor.

Upon review of the case by the DA’s Office, Abrahamson was arraigned on Monday on charges of charges of first-degree sexual abuse (two counts), using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, luring a minor (3 counts), and an attempted Class A felony.

At this point in their investigation, police have identified three potential victims. Some of the alleged abuse reportedly occurred in southeast Portland. The time frame investigators believe the abuse occurred ranges from 2011-2015.

We’ve also learned that in 2004, the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office charged Abrahamson with failing to register as a sex offender. He was convicted and sentenced to probation and community service. Officials say Abrahamson should have registered as a sex offender for a prior first-degree sexual abuse conviction.

Records show that Abrahamson’s last known registered address was in Kalama, Wash.

He currently is facing criminal charges in Jackson County for hit and run and reckless driving. Specific details of that incident were not immediately made public. His trial date in that case is set for Jan. 4, 2017.

In 2008, a Multnomah County judge sentenced Abrahamson to prison after he was convicted of first-degree theft and ID theft.

Abrahamson will be back in court on Nov. 30.