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VOLUNTEER INDICTED FOR SEX ABUSE

December 10, 2001 00:00

  

A Portland man, who has worked in local and national sports and recreation programs, was indicted today on 4 counts of Sex Abuse of a Child. Jerry R. Dusenberry, 61, is lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center with bail set at $1 million.

On November 29, 2001, a mother of an 8-year-old child living in the Portland area called the Portland Police Bureau to report that her child may have been molested. Child Abuse Team Detectives interviewed the child, and on November 30, 2001, interviewed the suspect.

On December 3, 2001, Detectives executed a search warrant at Dusenberry’s home located in the 5000 block of SE 51st Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Investigators found additional evidence including literature documenting sexual activity with children. Since the execution of the search warrant, investigators have located additional victims, including victims who are now adults.

At the time of his arrest, Dusenberry was a volunteer with Portland Impact. In the past, he has worked with numerous programs, including: Portland Parks and Recreation, The US Olympic Team, USA Amateur Boxing Association, US Olympic Committee, Babe Ruth Baseball, Boy Scouts of America, and the Boy’s Club of Portland.

Child Abuse Team Investigators are attempting to identify anyone who may have had contact with Dusenberry. Any individual wishing to speak with investigators are asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Information and Referral line at (503) 823-4636.

A photograph of Dusenberry is available by calling the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.

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