UPDATE — Police say the child’s father returned the child to her mother at 4 p.m. Saturday. They say she is safe. EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing and possibly endangered child. The biological father (who does not have custody) took the child and left their … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Corvallis man is pleading not guilty to raping a nine-year-old girl. On Monday, 36-year-old Jose Perez-Cardenas appeared in court for the first time with an attorney present. He appeared in-custody through a web-camera from the Benton County Jail. Next to him was a Spanish interpreter, explaining what was happening. Corvallis Police … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Child pornography is a massive industry online, in the billions of dollars. According to a Eugene councilor, those who seek out and access child porn share several traits. Sex offender therapist Peter Shannon says through studies he’s found child porn offenders are often stuck in a state called arrested development. That’s when … Continue reading »
ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany man is out on bail after he was arrested on 20 counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree. Albany Police arrested 47-year-old Keith Gardner on Tuesday. According to court documents, the Linn County District Attorney’s Office claims that Gardner developed or shared child pornography, or had it … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is just days away and five non-profits will receive help and money through this annual event. Each is on a mission to help fight child abuse and neglect, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County. CASA of Lane County works to provide support for children … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and health experts are using the opportunity to help educate kids and parents about healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17 percent of kids in the United States are obese. It also says children who are overweight as preschoolers are more … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene Police officer is under investigation by the Oregon Department of Justice, for internet crimes against children. Eugene Police say Jeffrey Wade Argo resigned on April 22. EPD wouldn’t go on camera to discuss the case. This is a developing story, we’ll have more information as it becomes available.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A suspected online sexual predator is offline thanks to a successful undercover operation. Corvallis police arrested 65 year old James Maulding, of Silverton, on Friday. The investigation began in the beginning of May. Police say Maulding engaged in several sexually explicit conversations online with someone he thought was an underaged girl. Little … Continue reading »