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Soccer coach indicted for sex abuse

October 30, 2003 00:00


On Thursday, October 30, 2003, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 55-year-old Lyle Vangorden on seven counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree in connection with an investigation initiated by the Portland Police Bureau Family Services Division after receiving a complaint from two thirteen-year-old victims. Vangorden was arrested on Friday, October 24, 2003 and remains in the Justice Center Jail. For the past eight years Vangorden has been a coach for the East Side United F.C. Vangorden has also been a referee for the Oregon Youth Soccer Association.

East Side United F.C. and the Oregon Youth Soccer Association have fully cooperated with this investigation.

Investigators are continuing this investigation in an attempt to identify additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kammerer or Detective Mack at (503) 988-6349.


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