Gresham

Former college lifeguard arrested for sex abuse

Former college lifeguard arrested for sex abuse
Samuel Patrick Melthratter

GRESHAM, Ore. – Police have arrested a man who worked at Mt. Hood Community College as a lifeguard after they say he sexually abused three underage victims.

Gresham police say 21-year-old Samuel Patrick Melthratter was arrested at his Gresham home Wednesday afternoon after a grand jury indicted him on third-degree sodomy and second- and third-degree sex abuse charges.

Police say the abuse occurred during the summer while he was a lifeguard at the college where he had contact with the victims. He is no longer employed by the college, according to police.

Gresham police are afraid there are more victims and are asking people with information to contact them.