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Man accused of sexually abusing two girls in Springfield, arrested in Marion County

A former Springfield resident was arrested in Marion County early Wednesday morning. Springfield police detectives started their investigation months ago after two girls accused him of sexual abuse.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 11:33 AM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 11:41 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- After months of investigating, officials were able to make a sex abuse arrest Wednesday morning.

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Springfield police have been investigating sexual abuse allegations against Roy Jay Williams for the past few months.

Williams is accused of sexually abusing at least two girls under the age of 14 between 2012 and 2014. Police said during that time he was living on A Street in Springfield.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office helped Springfield police arrest Williams at a home in Aumsville, Oregon. He was booked into the Marion County Jail and will be transferred to the Lane County Jail.

Williams is facing charges of unlawful penetration, rape, and sodomy.

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