A registered sex offenderÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appearance atÃ‚Â the just-endedÃ‚Â PortlandÃ‚Â “Red House on Mississippi” eviction blockadeÃ‚Â appears to have left some activists uncomfortable.
“Gotta be honest, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m incredibly uncomfortable with Micah having a leadership role at RHED,” Zucchini tweeted Sunday, using the acronym for theÃ‚Â Antifa-led protest, Red House Eviction Defense. “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll obv(iously) default to Black leadership on this, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not gonna hold back on vocalizing how incredibly violating this feels to me as a survivor of sexual assault.”
In 2018, Rhodes pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges for having illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in Washington County and a 17-year-old boy in Multnomah County in 2014 and 2015, according toÃ‚Â The Associated PressÃ‚Â and other news outlets.
As part of the plea deal, he avoided prison in exchange for a sentence of probation with orders to stay away from anyone under 18.
Months later RhodesÃ‚Â was arrested on charges of violating probation for having contact with a 15-year-old boy during a protest outside an ICE facility in Portland, according to reports.
A judge sentenced him to two years in prison. He was released five months ago.
Online records show Rhodes registered as a sex offender in August.
Conservative Canadian news outlet TheÃ‚Â Post Millennial first reported on Rhodes Friday and also reported that he couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be reached for comment.