Corvallis man arrested on sexual abuse charges

Lawrence John Lemaster Sr.

A Corvallis man has been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of two children, and authorities believe there may be other victims.

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 12:53 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A 64-year-old Corvallis man has been arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of two children, and authorities believe there may be other victims.

Lawrence John Lemaster Sr., was arrested at his house on Friday, Aug. 20, after being served with warrants for two counts of sodomy, 16 counts of sex abuse and two counts of unlawful sexual penetration.

Lemaster was taken to Benton County Jail and released later that day after posting bail.

Detectives with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office are looking for other possible victims, and want to hear from anyone with information about Lemaster. Contact the tip line at 541-753-8477 or email bentoncosheriff@co.benton.or.us.

The sheriff’s office and the Corvallis Police Department began working on simultaneous investigations related to Lemaster beginning in April 2021. 

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