Report: Judge denies release to U.S. man accused of abducting, sexually abusing Edmonton girl

By News Staff and The Associated Press

WARNING: This article contains graphic details readers may find disturbing.

A U.S. judge has reportedly denied release pending trial to an Oregon man accused of abducting an Edmonton child he met online and sexually abusing her.

Several outlets are reporting Noah Madrano has been denied bail release ahead of his trial on U.S. federal charges.

Madrano is charged with sexually exploiting a child, transporting a child interstate with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and possessing child pornography.


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The 41-year-old allegedly travelled to Edmonton to meet the 13-year-old girl in person twice before taking her into the United States.

He took her to a hotel room in Canada, sexually abused her and made videos of the abuse, according to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint.

Madrano on a second trip allegedly abducted the girl from near her school, took her to a hotel room and sexually abused her for several days.

After briefly returning to the United States, Madrano went back to Canada, picked up the child and drove her in the trunk of his vehicle to a hotel in Oregon City, where he continued to abuse her, prosecutors allege.

On July 2, FBI agents and Oregon City police found Madrano and the girl in the Oregon City hotel.

Madrano was arrested and the girl was returned to her parents in Edmonton, according to prosecutors and court records.

Madrano’s five-day jury trial is scheduled to begin on Dec. 13.

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U.S. has higher sentences than Canada

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison with a 15-year mandatory minimum, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Criminal defence lawyer Danielle Boisvert says if Madrano was arrested in charged under Canadian law, his sentencing would likely be much less.

“The range nowadays for that kind of offence would be likely in the high single digits, it might go into the low double digits,” said Boisvert. “So I would suggest for that sort of offence, depending on if it is a guilty plea or after trial, he could be looking at anywhere between six and 12 or 13 years in Canada.

“The States categorically have higher sentences for all offences than Canada.”

Madrano’s lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf Monday to multiple charges during his first appearance in federal court in Portland.

—With files from Laura Krause

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