Oregon Based Artist “OutNerdMe” Indicted On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Oregon based artist Stephen Poon, best known in the convention scene for selling at events under the name “OutNerdMe,” has been indicted on child sex abuse charges.

Poon primarily sells word art posters at cons. In 2015 blog GeekDad wrote about his work “The graceful word art is a treasure trove of all the best quotes from your favorite movie or show, artfully arranged.”

According to local news station KPTV:

Stephen Poon has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury on charges of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, second-degree sex abuse, and compelling prostitution of a minor.

According to police, Poon allegedly started a relationship with the 8-year-old victim after meeting the victim at the Portland Saturday Market.

Poon had maintained a booth at the Market for some time, and Police believe there may be other victims.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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