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Albany Police Arrest Motel Manager for Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I - 06/26/18

On June 16, 2018, the Albany Police Department began investigating allegations that a motel manager at the Budget Inn Motel had subjected a female customer to unwanted sexual contact in a motel room.  During the course of the investigation, the hotel manager,  Dineshkumar Patel, age 62, was found to be in possession of child pornography.  On 06-26-18, Patel was lodged at the Linn County Jail on 3 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I, a B felony.

Anyone with information regarding similar concerns at the Budget Inn Motel, 2727 SE Pacific Blvd. are encouraged to call the Albany Police Detective unit at (541)917-7686, and refer to Incident #18-5176.