(FiveNation.com)- Last Thursday, a far-left activist from Portland was among five suspects arrested in a child sex sting in Washington County, Oregon.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department used undercover investigators to pose as children online offering to meet men for sex. When the men arrived, they were arrested on the spot by deputies.
The five individuals arrested Thursday were 41-year-old Chad Leonard Gruelle of Washougal, 25-year-old Vancouver resident Nicholas Smith, 55-year-old John Bucher of Hillsboro, 23-year-old Michael David King of Beaverton, and 25-year-old Aubrey Quinn-Ward of Portland. All five have been charged with two felonies, luring a minor and online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree.
Portland resident Aubrey Ryan Quinn-Ward was an active participant in the ongoing Antifa riots that occurred in the summer of 2020 following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
On Friday, Quinn-Ward pleaded not guilty to the two charges and was released without bail.
During the 2020 riots, Quinn-Ward was twice for his involvement in the riots but was never punished.
On July 17, 2020, Quinn-Ward was arrested after rioters attempted to set fire to the federal courthouse and the Justice Center. He was charged with felony rioting, escaping the police, resisting arrest, interfering with officers, and disorderly conduct. Despite the charges, his $36,500 bail was waived and he was released.
A short time later, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office dropped the case entirely.
Quinn-Ward was arrested again on August 25, 2020, during a “direct action” attack where multiple fires were set at the Portland Police Association union hall. Video footage captured Quinn-Ward trying to escape police before being taken into custody.
He was charged with felony rioting and several misdemeanors. But as before, Quinn-Ward was released without bail and the case against him was dropped.