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Tigard man indicted for sex abuse against children

Additional victims sought after abuse in Tigard, Tualatin, Vancouver and Eastern Oregon


by: SUBMITTED - Tualatin police are seeking additional victims of Joseph Edgley Walsh, 43, of Tigard.Tualatin police are seeking additional victims after a Tigard man was indicted June 10 on several counts of sex abuse against minors.

Joseph Edgley Walsh, 43, is alleged to have committed the abuse for a five-year span starting in 2008, with incidents reported in Tualatin, Tigard, Eastern Oregon and Vancouver, Wash.

Officers say victims were not related to Walsh and were the children of families he had befriended.

Investigators are concerned Walsh may have harmed additional children, and are asking for anyone with additional information about the case to call the Tualatin Police Department’s confidential tip line at 503-691-0285.

Walsh has been lodged in the Washington County jail since March.

He faces 10 counts of first-degree sex abuse, four counts of unlawful contact with a child, two counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse, two counts of displaying a child in sexual conduct and one count each of luring a minor and attempted distribution of marijuana to a minor.




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