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Logan Storm held after arrest in Mexico City on March 12


Former Beaverton middle school teacher expected to return from Texas

Former Stoller Middle School teacher Logan Storm could return to Oregon in the next week or so from a Houston jail where he was taken after being arrested in mid-March in Mexico.

Storm, 37, faces sentencing in federal court for possession of child pornography. He was convicted of the crime Jan. 29, but fled the area after being released from custody awaiting sentencing on April 8.

The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force tracked Storm to Mexico City, where he was arrested March 12 by Mexican authorities. Storm was deported to a Houston jail, awaiting his return to Oregon.

In January, Storm was allowed to remain out of custody pending sentencing and was required to wear an electronic monitoring device while staying with his parents in Troutdale.

Within a few days, Storm cut off the monitoring device, left it in Lewis and Clark State Park near Troutdale and disappeared.

Storm’s legal troubles began in July 2010, when police searched his North Portland home following a tip from his then-girlfriend. Officers found several images of child pornography on a personal computer and thumb drive. Some of the images involved girls as young as 5.

Shortly after the raid, Storm fled for Europe and stayed there for several months. He was arrested in February 2011 at Portland International Airport after getting off a flight.

Storm faces a minimum of seven years and three months in prison.

In 2011, Storm faced an additional charge of first-degree sex abuse, which involved two victims who were younger than 14. That charge was later dropped to allow federal prosecutors to proceed with their case, but it could be revisited.

After fleeing to Mexico, Storm faces a new federal indictment for failure to appear.