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Man pleads guilty for taking pictures in dressing room

A Gresham man will spend the next four months in jail and must register as a sex offender for using his cell phone to take picture a of a woman and her 8-year-old daughter in a local dressing room.

Carl Louis Rainey, 24, of Gresham on Friday, Jan. 4, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, invasion of personal privacy and three counts of encouraging second-degree child abuse. The other eight counts of encouraging second-degree child abuse were dismissed.Carl Louis Rainey

Gresham police arrested Rainey on Aug. 20, after a woman reported seeing a hand holding a cell phone reach over the door of the changing room that she and her daughter were in at the Gresham Fred Meyer. She yelled and the man ran off.

While police began looking at surveillance video, a store employee identified as Rainey turned himself in. He was arrested, released and later fired from his job.

Investigators found additional images of child pornography unrelated to the dressing room incident on his cell phone, said Prosecutor Ryan Lufkin. The 11 images police found had been downloaded from the internet.

After Rainey entered his guilty plea on Friday morning, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Walker sentenced him to four months in jail and five years of supervised probation.

The mother and daughter victimized by Rainey support the plea agreement because it prevents the girl from having to testify at trial and requires Rainey to register as a sex offender, Lufkin said.

In addition, Rainey — who has no prior criminal record — can have no contact with children or go to places where children are know to gather. He also can't use a cell phone or a computer without his probation officer's permission.

If Rainey violates his probation, the judge can sentence him to as much as 10 years in prison, Lufkin said.




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