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Police: 39-year-old man arrested for sex abuse, possessing child porn

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Ronald Chandler, jail booking photo (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau) Ronald Chandler, jail booking photo (Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A 39-year-old man was arrested by Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives after an investigation into reported child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

The investigation started on Aug. 10 when officers responded to a home in southeast Portland on the report of child sex abuse. The victim, who is now an adult, told police that the sex abuse happened over a 10 year period.

On Aug. 18, detectives served a search warrant at Ronald Nelson Chandler's home in the 14900 block of Southeast Division Street and seized several items of evidence.

Police said Chandler's juvenile children were placed into protective custody.

Detectives arrested Chandler on Wednesday for charges of unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree and six counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree.

Chandler will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives are concerned that Chandler may have victimized other children and are asking for information from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595 or jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

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