An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives into unlawful possession of child pornography led to the arrest of a Keizer-area man Friday afternoon.

Eric Han-Christian Suess, age 43, from Keizer, was arrested April 29 at 5:45 p.m., by OSP detectives at the OSP Salem Area Command office. Suess was indicted earlier in the week by a Marion County Grand Jury on 20 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First Degree, a Class B felony.  He was lodged in the Marion County Jail.  Bail is listed at $400,000.

OSP detectives from the Salem and Portland offices conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and Oregon Health Authority.

Suess was honored by the Keizer Fire District last year as a property saver for calling 9-1-1 when a fire broke out at a neighbor’s house and he alerted them to the flames allowing them to exit the home before coming to harm.