Last month, we reported on Bruce Benkle, an Oregon anti-immigrant activist who was arrested on five counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, two counts of sex abuse and two counts of hindering prosecution.
According to an article from yesterday’s Salem Statesmen Journal, additional charges relating to sex abuse and tampering with evidence have been added against Benkle. The article also reported that bail had been increased from $200,000 to $500,000. He remains in the Polk County jail.
Benkle, a well known anti-immigrant activist frequently seen holding signs and taking photos for Oregonians for Immigration Reform at their events, was a regular blogger among Oregon’s top anti-immigrant weblogs.
Dallas Police are still asking parents who have children that had unsupervised contact with Benkle to contact Detective Jerry Mott at 503-831-3527.