Woodburn High School Football Coach Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

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Woodburn High School’s head football coach was arrested Monday morning on several sex abuse charges stemming from allegations involving a minor student.

Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas Federico was arrested on four counts of sex abuse, four counts of official misconduct, and one count of online sexual corruption of a child, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently on administrative leave while the school awaits the outcome of the investigation.

Federico has worked in the Woodburn School District for nearly ten years. At the time of his arrest, Federico was not only the head football coach, but taught physical education as well.

Back in July of 2019, police officers were made aware of a video depicting Federico in an “intimate act” that was circulating among students at the school via Instagram. It is unclear whether this video involved a Woodburn High School student.

Shortly thereafter, investigators on the case discovered Federico had been using Snapchat to message at least one Woodburn High School student. Police say that the Snapchat communications led to an “intimate physical relationship” with the student. At the time this was all taking place, the student was in high school at Woodburn High. The student involved no longer attends Woodburn.

Woodburn School District officials released a statement saying they “understand that the school community will experience a range of emotions” and they plan to provide resources to support any students and their families, as well as staff through this time.

It is unclear as to whether any other students were victimized by Federico. If you or someone you know has information about this case, you are urged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office or can speak to one our attorneys at 503-616-5007, or by sending us a confidential email at info@dumasandvaughn.com.

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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