A Beaverton man was arrested Friday by Seaside Police on multiple charges in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a child in Seaside between 1994 and 1997.

Paul Allen Reed, 39, was indicted by a Clatsop County grand jury on 54 charges, including first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy, attempted rape and sexual penetration. He was taken into custody at his place of work in Beaverton by Seaside police personnel accompanied by a member of the Clatsop County Child Abuse Team, and was lodged in Clatsop County Jail on $1 million bail.

Reed lived in Seaside at the time of the alleged abuse. The charges involve allegations of abuse against a single victim, a girl, but investigators are seeking information about other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Seaside Police Detective Steve Barnett at 738-6311 or the police department's tip line at 738-0222.

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