Man charged with child sex abuse; police search for more victims

Man charged with child sex abuse; police search for more victims

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A Clackamas County grand jury indicted a 39-year-old man on several child sex abuse charges and investigators are concerned there may be more victims.

Portland's Dana Charles Bell was recently indicted on three counts of first-degree rape, one count of first-degree sodomy and six counts of first-degree sex abuse.

Investigators said the crime occurred in 1992, when Bell was 19. The victim of the sex crimes was 8 years old when the alleged abuse began, police said.

Detectives interviewed additional victims, both male and female, who said they'd been sexually assaulted as children by Bell. However, the statute of limitations on these incidents has expired.

Detectives are concerned there may be other victims that have not yet contacted police. Anyone with information regarding this case, or other incidents involving Bell should call Det. Krebs with Milwaukie Police at 503-786-7640.

Bell is in the Clackamas County Jail and bail is set at $150,000.