Sheriff's Office arrests man on child sex-abuse charges; additional victims sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: October 10, 2013, 2:31 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Booking photo: Jacob Harms

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-27327.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested 30-year-old Jacob Wayne Harms of Damascus on 26 counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration II, Sex Abuse III, Sodomy III, Encouraging Child Sex Abuse I, and Using a Child in Sex Display. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, and is currently being held on $1,735,000 bail. His full booking info is here.

Detectives are seeking the public's help to find possible additional victims.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred over a two-year period in unincorporated Clackamas County, in the area of Damascus -- during which time Jacob Harms was renting a room in the home where the 16-year-old female victim was also living.

There is no familial relation between the victim and the suspect.

Based on photos of other juvenile females -- located by investigators while serving a search warrant at Jacob Harms' residence -- it is believed there may be other victims.


If you or someone you know has been victimized by Jacob Harms, please contact us using the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-27327.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-27327.


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Contact Info:
Paul Coleman, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office


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