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Oregon man accused of child sex crimes in 7 states

David Cohron, 58, is being indicted on 90 charges alleging he convinced children to send him sexually explicit materials.
Credit: Multnomah Co. District Attorney's Office

An Oregon man has been indicted on 90 counts for allegedly going online and obtaining sexually explicit materials from seven different female minors in seven different states.

David Cohron, 58, allegedly reached out to seven victims between the ages of 13 and 14 in seven different states and compelled each of them to send him sexually explicit materials.

Cohron used the username "Perry Williams" as he communicated with the children he is accused of soliciting materials from. According to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Cohron used flattery, manipulation, begging, dares and insults, and in some cases threatened his victims in order to receive sexually explicit material. 

The investigation into Cohron began in April when authorities in North Carolina contacted the Portland Police Bureau about concerns that an unknown person was communicating with minors for sexually explicit materials.

Cohron is charged with:

  • 30 counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse  
  • 30 counts of second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse
  • 23 counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct
  • Five counts of luring a minor
  • One count of second-degree online sexual corruption of a child
  • One count of first-degree attempted coercion

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