Registered Portland Sex Offender Arrested for Abusing Girl He Met at Church

16488473-smallOregon City Police have arrested 61-year-old registered sex offender Jon Wheat on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. He is being held in the Clackamas County Jail, with bail set at $300,000.

Wheat is a member of the Portland Area Seventh-Day Baptist Church and got to know the young girl, a 6-year-old, through her parents while attending the church.

Wheat had been a member of the church for many years and was allowed by the pastor to work in the church youth programs in spite of the fact that the pastor knew that Wheat was a registered sex offender.

Investigators are looking into the possibility there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oregon City Tip Line at 503-496-1616.

Dumas and Vaughn Attorneys at Law has law offices in Portland, Oregon and serves clients in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other states.

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