Former David Douglas Coach Arrested for Sex Abuse

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January 26, 2023 15:25


A former Coach at David Douglas High School has been arrested for his contact with two Juveniles.

On December 18, 2022, East Precinct officers responded to a call during which they were made aware of several disclosures of inappropriate contacts between an employee of David Douglas High School and two juvenile victims. Upon receiving this information, officers immediately notified Portland's Sex Crimes Unit (SCU) and contacted David Douglass administration.

After an exhaustive investigation by detectives with the Sex Crimes Unit, the case was presented to a grand jury. The grand jury decided the evidence supported an indictment of 26-year-old Davonte Carter for the crimes of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (six counts), Sex Abuse in the Third Degree (four counts), Sodomy in the Third Degree (seven counts), Luring a Minor and Distribution of a Controlled Substance to a Minor (marijuana). A warrant was then issued for Carter's arrest.

Although Carter was employed as a coach at David Douglas, he is also known to have worked as a coach for various basketball camps throughout the Portland Metro area.

On January 26, 2023, Davonte Carter was located in Webster, Texas, and taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. Carter will remain in Texas pending the extradition process.

Anyone who has information on these or other incidents is asked to contact Detective Sean Harris at or (503)823-0838, or Detective Wendi Hamm at or (503)823-0999.



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