Philomath man involved in several youth activities faces sex abuse charges

A man who officials said was involved in several youth activities is accused of sexually abusing a family member.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 4:55 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A Philomath man was arrested after deputies said he sexually abused a relative.

Deputies said a family member reported that she had been sexually assaulted by Richard Leroy Knudson, 39, over the past several months.

After interviewing Knudson on Sunday, deputies arrested and charged him with 24 counts of Sex Abuse I, 24 counts of Sex Abuse II, 24 counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration II, and Public Indecency. He was booked into the Benton County Jail.

Officials said Knudson was involved in several youth activities in Philomath and surrounding areas.

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