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Former Boys and Girls Club worker arrested on sex abuse charges

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Riante Ramon Badon, booking photo Riante Ramon Badon, booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A former employee of a Portland Boys and Girls Club was arrested on charges of rape, sex abuse and luring a minor, police said Friday.

Portland police said they began investigating Riante Ramon Badon, 25, in August 2014 after receiving a report that Badon had inappropriate contact with a teenage girl on social media.

According to police, investigators determined that Badon had victimized three underage girls.

Police did not provide any further details about the alleged abuse.

At the time of the report, Badon was employed at the Boys and Girls on Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. He was fired when police began investigating the abuse accusation.

Traci Rose with the Boys and Girls Club said parents have been notified about Badon’s arrest. She noted he worked as a youth professional for about one year and passed the organization’s stringent selection process.

“We do background checks on all of our employees. They go through extensive interview processes,” Rose said. “So we feel really confident in the systems we have.  This is a very unfortunate situation.”

The news was very upsetting for the Boys and Girls Club and the families that admire the work they do in this community. But some people who know Badon simply don’t believe these charges.

“He’d come over and hug me when my husband was sick and you know, do anything for you,” neighbor Carolyn Carpenter said. “Help you.  And this is just totally shocking and out of character… it’s hard to believe.”

Officers arrested Badon on Sept. 23 on charges of rape in the third degree, sex abuse in the third degree and seven counts of luring a minor.

Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of Badon should call Portland police at 503-823-0182.

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