Alleged Child Sex Abuser Faces 19 New Charges

A Washington County Grand Jury has indicted 39-year-old Adam Michael Wallace on 19 felony charges related to the sexual abuse of underage males and luring minors online.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office began its investigation into Wallace after receiving information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office about possible victims in the Washington County area. Wallace is currently in custody at the Marion County Jail on similar Marion County charges and is currently facing similar cases in Linn County, Oregon and Cowlitz County, Washington. Wallace is a registered sex offender who was last living in the City of Aurora in Marion County.

Wallace is known for using social media apps, such as Instagram, SnapChat, Grindr, Hornet, and text messaging to contact his victims. Wallace would often use “phishing” techniques, such as posing as a person younger than himself to make contact with juvenile males. He would then meet them in person and promise to buy the boys gifts, such as clothing, before sexually abusing them.

Due to the number of victims, the widespread locations of his victims, and the amount of photos retrieved from the suspect’s phone, detectives believe there may be many more underage males who have yet to come forward.

Adam Wallace’s charges from Washington County are listed below:

• Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct (x4)

• Sodomy in the Third Degree (x2)

• Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (x4)

• Online Sexual Corruption of a Child (x2)

• Luring a Minor (x7)

The abuse is believed to have happened between 2015 and March of this year when Wallace was most recently arrested.

Anyone with information about Adam Wallace, who sometimes goes by his middle name of Michael, is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700 or Detective Emanie Bravo with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-566-6910.

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