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Man found in car with girl in gorge scenic area arrested

Gresham man faces charges of rape, sex abuse involving 15-year-old girl

A Gresham man faces more than 20 charges of rape and sex abuse after he was found parked in a car with a 15-year-old girl at Women's Forum Park on Friday, July 12.by: COURTESY: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Charles E. Hadnot

Charles E. Hadnot, 54, of Gresham, is being held on $100,000 bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center on 10 allegations of third-degree rape, 10 allegations of second-degree sex abuse and one allegation of third-degree sex abuse.

At 11:40 p.m., a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy on routine patrol discovered the vehicle parked at the park after hours, and questioned both occupants – a man identified as Hadnot and a 15-year-old girl.

Sheriff's office detectives were called to investigate a possible crime and arrested Hadnot.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact call Detective Kenneth Yohe at 503-251-2515.

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