Sunday, September 23rd, Leslie Jerome Lewis, who coaches “Above the Rim Basketball League”–which often utilized the basketball courts in Woodlawn Park–was arrested on charges of kidnapping, assault, and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, among others. The 13-year-old child was safely removed and did not suffer serious injuries. The investigation has been turned over to the Multnomah County Child Abuse Team (CAT). Details can be found by clicking here.
Investigators are concerned that there may be additional victims associated with Lewis, who goes by “Jerome.” Anyone with additional information about this case or other victims is asked to contact Detective Mace Winter at (503) 823-0182 or Mace.Winter@PortlandOregon.gov.