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Springfield man arrested on sex abuse charges

A Springfield man has been arrested on multiple charges including sex abuse and sodomy after police discovered two victims.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 10:15 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:48 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield man has been arrested on multiple charges including sex abuse and sodomy after police say they discovered two victims.

Springfield police started investigating Richard Dale Evarts, 62, after hearing allegations he had illicit contact with minors. The investigation revealed there were two known victims, both children Evarts knew. 

Evarts was arrested on one count each of first-degree sodomy and third-degree sex abuse and four counts of first-degree sex abuse. Evarts is a registered sex offender due to a conviction in 1994 for first-degree sex abuse. 

This investigation is ongoing and police urge anyone with further information contact Springfield Police Investigations. 

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