Feds take over Portland child pornography case

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just before jurors were to begin deliberating in a child pornography trial in Portland, Multnomah County attorneys dismissed charges against Logan B. Jack Storm and federal agents arrived in the courtroom and arrested the former Beaverton teacher.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/paMOFh) Deputy District Attorney Donald Rees and U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton decided there was a better chance of convicting Storm of child abuse charges in federal court because of a recent appeals court decision in a similar case.

Storm still faces separate state child sexual abuse charges involving two girls. They are not former students of the 35-year-old Portland man who once taught at Beaverton Stoller Middle School.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com