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care dot comPORTLAND, OREGON — According to news reports Monday by KPTV and KOIN in Portland, a twenty-seven year-old man who advertised his services as a babysitter on has been indicted on additional charges related to a third victim. In May of this year Benjamin Nelson was arrested on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, sodomy, and luring a minor. The new charges relate to child pornography and “deviate sexual intercourse” with a victim under twelve.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Fisher has filed a report recommending against Nelson’s participation in the county’s pre-trial release and supervision program. Fisher’s report notes that Nelson presents a “higher level of risk to the community if (he) is released” and that he used to find his victims.

While Fisher’s report states that Nelson admitted to the current charges and told police about further victims, Nelson has plead not-guilty. has not commented beyond expressing support for the victim. According to the KPTV report, “[c]ourt documents state the site has a disclaimer that potential workers have passed a background check, but parents were responsible for hiring the caregiver.” It is unclear at this phase of the investigation what level of scrutiny’s background checks involve.

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Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.