Published On: Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

Newberg, Oregon man, Stephen Matt Lister, arrested for rape and tattooing without a license- Two teens diagnosed with MRSA from tattoos

An 18-year-old Newberg, Oregon man is facing a string of charges after two 15 year old females came forward and confirmed he had sex with them.

Stephen Matt Lister mug shot

Stephen Matt Lister mug shot/Yamhill County Sheriff Dept.

Newberg-Dundee Police arrested Stephen Matt Lister last week and charged him with three counts of sex abuse in the third degree, two counts of sodomy in the third degree and three counts of rape in the third degree.

The former Newberg High School (NHS) student was also charged with giving homemade tattoos to NHS students.

According to a Newberg-Dundee Police Department press release Wednesday, the School Resource Officer from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department received information about a male student giving other students tattoos. At this time, the investigation revealed that Lister was having sex with underage girls from NHS.

At least ten separate victims with tattoos were identified who all said the tattoos were performed by Lister out of his apartment at  2700 Haworth #21 in Newberg, Oregon.

During this investigation detectives found over 20 photographs on Lister’s phone that appear to be more homemade tattoos.

In the state of Oregon, a person may not perform or attempt to perform services in a field of practice without a license to perform services in that field of practice. Tattooing is determined to be a field of practice according to state law.

Now police are concerned for the public safety as at least two teens were diagnosed with MRSA infections according to KVAL.com news report.

According to PubMedHealth, MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a “staph” germ that does not get better with the first-line antibiotics that usually cure staph infections.

Most cases of MRSA are spread by skin-to-skin contact (touching). Serious staph infections can occur if the organism enters the body, it can spread to bones, joints, the blood, or any organ, such as the lungs, heart, or brain.

Police say if you or someone you know received a tattoo from Stephen Lister, please contact the School Resource Officer or Detective Ferguson at 503-538-8321.

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