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Dad of Wendy's attack suspect says they spoke last week

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A week before police allege he forced a 10-year-old boy into a Wendy's restaurant bathroom and stabbed him, Adam Brown had spoken with his father and told him it would be the last time they would talk.

Brown's father said he was not in regular contact with his son. He didn't elaborate on why his son told him it would be their final conversation.

Portland police said Brown tried to sexually assault a young boy Sunday after forcing him into a Wendy's restaurant bathroom and locking the door. He stabbed the child multiple times, and shoved him out the door when a Wendy's employee brought a key to unlock it. Officers finally arrested Brown a couple hours later after a standoff.

The 10-year-old victim was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Brown has a past history of rape allegations and is a predatory sex offender.

During court proceedings in Douglas County in 1993, disturbing allegations against him came to light. Children told police Brown abused them repeatedly at his Roseburg home and also threatened them with knives, scissors and matches.

Authorities alleged Brown met the children through friends and a woman who worked for a neighborhood babysitter. Brown was accused of using drugs, alcohol and pornographic videos to have his way with the children.

Brown was also a lay pastor at his mother's church in the Sutherlin area.  

His parents spoke with FOX 12 in 1993 about the charges. They said their son told them that he abused one child.

"It's terrible. It's sick. As much as I love my son, he's going to have to pay for it," said Wesley Brown, the suspect's father, in 1993.

Adam Brown was accused of abusing multiple children over several months. His charges included attempted murder because he is infected with the HIV virus and allegedly tried to infect thee children. One 5-year-old boy told police Brown smeared semen into a scratch on the boy's arm, according to authorities.

Brown's estranged wife told reporters in the early 1990s that Brown contracted HIV through homosexual affairs while he served in the Marines in southern California. She said Brown had spoken of a desire to get revenge for contracting the virus.

At the time, it was believed to be the first case in the country where someone was accused of trying to kill children by using sex to infect them with HIV.

When Brown faced charges for the incident, none of the children had tested positive for HIV. The charges would have been more severe if they had.

Since being released from prison in 2004, Brown has served time in jail on seven occasions.

FOX 12 put multiple requests in to speak with the attorney who prosecuted him in the original sex abuse case. That attorney, who is now a judge, has not returned calls.

Measure 11 now stops early release

Adam Brown was released from prison before he finished his sentence for assaulting the children. But now, under current law, people convicted of sodomy cannot be released before finishing their entire sentence.

In 1994, Oregon passed a law mandating that certain crimes have mandatory minimum sentences. But because Brown was convicted before the law passed, he was eligible for early release.

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