Understanding Sexual Abuse – Books, Experience, and Listening to our Clients

Understanding sexual abuse is hard. And who wants to try? Sexual abuse is not a subject anyone wants to think about, let alone read about and study. But our clients live with the sexual abuse they went through when they were kids, or sexual assault as adults, so Ashley and I try to learn as […]

Oregon Elementary School Sued Over Principal’s Sexual Abuse of Two Girls

A sexual abuse lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the school district and former principal Jeff Hays concerning allegations made by two girls who were students at the school. The lawsuit alleges he sexually abused two students, identified in the lawsuit only by initials, between 2005 and 2009 while he was principal […]

Lincoln City, Oregon Youth Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Lincoln City police have arrested a youth worker on 31 sex crimes involving seven boys, all under the age of 18. Twenty-two-year-old Tyler William Lopez was charged on Monday, March 20, 2017 and his bail was set at $1.5 million. The charges include two counts of display of child/sexual conduct, one count of first-degree sex […]

Oregon Track Coach Gets Probation in Sex Abuse Case

Melissa Bowerman, a Madras High School track coach in Oregon, has pled guilty to the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy whom she coached on the track team. Bowerman, 45, is the daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. In 2012, Bowerman was dismissed from her volunteer position as track coach at Condon/Wheeler after escorting another […]

Oregon City Special Ed Teacher Arrested on Plans to Make Kiddie Porn

James McGlothlin, a 39-year old, special education teacher for the Oregon City school district has been arrested for plans to drug children and make child pornography. On February, 12, 2016, agents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained a warrant for a Portland residence. Authorities searched the home and found a bottle of children’s Benadryl […]

Former Oregon High School Coach Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Student

Robert Schuppert Jr., a 30-year-old former assistant coach at Forest Grove High School, was arrested last week on charges that he abused a student at the school. A four month police investigation culminated in the arrest of Schuppert. Schuppert faces two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, luring a minor and tampering with physical evidence. A […]

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