Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Waleed AlharthiCORVALLIS, Ore. — A Benton County man is behind bars for 30 counts of encouraging child sex abuse.

The sheriff’s office arrested 24-year-old Waleed Alharthi on Thursday for downloading child pornography.

Deputies say they recovered his computer and found the images. They say there’s no evidence the man was producing any of the pornography himself.

His bail is set for more than $100,000.

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