Child molester from Roseburg accused of attacking boy in Portland

Child molester from Roseburg accused of attacking boy in Portland
Adam Lee Brown.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man listed on state records as a predatory sex offender and charged with stabbing a boy in Portland Sunday was on parole for a 1990s case that involved accusations he tried to infect children with the AIDs virus in Douglas County.

Police arrested 49-year-old Adam Lee Brown after a two-hour standoff at a fast-food restaurant Sunday afternoon. A 10-year-old boy he's accused of stabbing is recovering after surgery at a Portland hospital.

The Oregonian reported that Brown was convicted of sodomy in 1993 in Douglas County. He pleaded no contest to reduced charges after he had been accused of attempted murder.

Sheriff's deputies escort Adam Lee Brown out of a Douglas County courtroom in file footage from the early 1990s.

At the time, the prosecutor said he was confident Brown would die in custody.

Brown was paroled in 2004.

Brown pleaded guilty to the new charges Monday. Police say he shoved the boy into a restroom and tried to sexually assault him, but the boy fought back.

The incident began around 2 p.m. at the Wendy's at Northeast 29th and Sandy Boulevard, KATU News reports.

According to police, Brown was standing outside a restroom when the boy walked up to go to the bathroom.

Brown forced the boy inside, locked the door and attempted a sexual assault. The boy fought back and Brown pulled out a knife, stabbing him several times, police said.

The boy's father tried to open the door but had to get the manager to unlock it.

At that point, Brown opened the door, shoved the boy outside and then locked himself inside the restroom. Some people who were in the restaurant held the door shut until police arrived.

When officers got there and tried to talk to Brown, he claimed he had a gun and that's when crisis negotiators and SERT officers were called to the scene, Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland Police said.

Police then cleared people out of the immediate area and shut down nearby roads. After a couple of hours of talking to crisis negotiators, Brown came out and surrendered to police without incident.

Police found a knife that they believe was used in the assault but they never found a gun.

The young victim was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He is now recovering from his injuries. He has not been identified.

Brown is facing charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree arson, coercion and furnishing false information to a police officer.

Brown, who is a registered sex offender, also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. He is due in court on Monday.

A note posted on entry doors and in the drive-through on Monday said the Wendy's location was closed for the day due to the incident.


Information from: The Oregonian and

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