Hearing set for today after Logan Storm re-arrested in Mexico

Former Stoller Middle School teacher Logan Storm is back in Oregon after fleeing the area before his sentencing on charges related to possession of child pornography.

Storm, 37, who is scheduled to appear in federal court in Portland this afternoon, was brought back to Oregon after members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force located him in Mexico City. Mexican authorities arrested him on March 12, and a Marshal Service aircraft transported him from a Houston, Texas, jail to Portland.

Storm, 37, was convicted of the crime on Jan. 29, but fled the area after he was released from custody before his scheduled sentencing on April 8. Storm now faces a new federal indictment for failure to appear. He was also indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse in violation of Oregon state law.

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

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 a digital 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.

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.

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

Storm failed to appear at a detention hearing on Jan. 30, and was charged with failure to appear. 

Working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Marshals Task Force developed information that led to Storm’s arrest in Mexico City by members of the Policia Federal Ministerial. Storm denied his identity, claiming he was someone else. On March 21, he was formally deported from Mexico, and was flown from Mexico City to Houston. Storm has been in federal custody since arriving in the U.S. pending his return to Oregon earlier this week.

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