Damascus, OR Man Arrested On Child Abuse, Porn

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Matthew Alan Tallmadge 35, of Damascus

Portland, Oregon  –  Police have arrested a 35-year-old Damascus man on accusations that he sexually abused two teenage girls and created child pornography.

Matthew Alan Tallmadge was arrested at his home after an investigation led by Gresham police.  Detectives believe Tallmadge met with 16 and 17-year-old victims as a drug dealer, according to a news release from the Gresham Police Department.

Tallmadge is accused of supplying juveniles with methamphetamines and other illicit drugs at underage parties in Multnomah County.

Detectives say he stayed in contact with the girls in Multnomah and Clackamas counties — sexually abusing some and supplying drugs.

“As part of the abuse, Tallmadge photographed the victims in sexually explicit displays; creating child pornography,” according to the news release. “The total number of children abused by Tallmadge and whether or not he shared the pornographic images with others is still under investigation.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 503-618-2719.