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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Tuesday September 3, 2019 - 9:20 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of an eight-count indictment against 57-year-old Paul Hamilton who is accused of raping a child under the age of 14 and endangering her welfare by delivering methamphetamine to her.

On August 30, 2019, law enforcement located and arrested Hamilton in the 300 block of Northeast 148th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

The indictment charges Hamilton with three counts of rape in the second degree, three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine to a minor and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to the indictment, the alleged sex crimes occurred on multiple occasions between August 2010 and August 2012; that Hamilton unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly delivered methamphetamine to a person under the age of 18 and that by allowing the child to enter and remain in a place where unlawful activity involving a controlled substance was occurring, he endangered the child's welfare.

This case is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit.

The victim in this case does not want media contact. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is requesting media respect her privacy and refrain from attempting to or actually contacting her.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office at this time pursuant to the Oregon State Professional Rules of Conduct.

An indictment is only an allegation of a crime. Hamilton is innocent unless and until proven guilty.