January 13, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrest of 63-year-old John Ivezic as part of an ongoing human sex trafficking investigation.
Ivezic is charged with one count of sexual abuse in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the third degree, one count of sexual abuse in the third degree and one count of purchasing sex with a minor.
During this investigation, the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Trafficking Unit learned the identity of a person trafficking a young teenager. For privacy reasons, the teenager’s exact age is not being released.
In February 2020, the trafficker received a 10 year prison sentence.
During the investigation, law enforcement identified Ivezic as someone who allegedly purchased sexual contact with the young teenager.
On January 8, 2021, the Portland Police Bureau located and arrested Ivezic.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
This case is being prosecuted by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Team, which includes two attorneys, an investigator and two victim advocates.
If you are involved in sex trafficking, or know of someone who is being trafficked, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or 9-1-1.
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office