Judge refuses to lower bail for sex offender, coach

DA's Office: Additional charges could be coming after additional victims identified

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Prosecutors revealed that police have identified additional victims of a registered sex offender who is already charged with abusing seven people, including one minor.

Luis Trybom, 38, appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth R. Walker on Wednesday for a release hearing. Trybom was seeking was reduction in bail, which is currently set at $1.4 million dollars.

Walker ruled he would not lower Tybom's bail, citing the fact that he could be a flight risk after it was revealed in court that additional charges could be coming down. If convicted of all charges he currently faces, Tybom could face a sentence greater than a sentence in some homicide cases.

Trybom was the director of the Portland Soccer Academy in June 2017 when he was arrested.

Trybom's criminal defense attorney, Michael Wise, argued in court that his client has local family who support him. Trybom has lived locally for over 34 years, and if granted release, would be living with his parents, who have no minor children living with them.

Deputy District Attorney BJ Park told Walker that the investigation into Trybom is still on-going and said that police have recently identified two new victims who claim they were abused by Trybom. Park did not go into details of the allegations. Instead, he told the court that the DA's Office was considering taking the case back before a grand jury.

Trybom was arrested by the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit on June 28, 2017 following an extended investigation. In July 2017, a grand jury handed down a 5-page, 21-count indictment against him. He pled not guilty. On December 7, 2017, the grand jury handed down 8-page indictment with a total of 26-counts.

The new indictment charges Tybom with luring a minor, online sexual corruption of a child, encouraging child sexual abuse, sexual abuse, failing to report as a sex offender, and first-degree rape.

The next court hearing will be on January 22, 2018 to determine motions hearing and trial dates.


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