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Sandy area man arrested for child sex abuse

Sandy area man arrested for child sex abuse

An investigation by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team has led to the arrest of52-year-old Richard Vernon Smith on charges of Sex Abuse in the First Degree and Sodomy in the First Degree.

Deputies are looking for possible additional victims.

The investigation revealed that Richard Vernon Smith had allegedly sexually abused an 8-year-old boy not related to him while residing at the Big Foot Mobile Home Park in unincorporated Sandy.

Richard Smith has been indicted by a Clackamas County Grand Jury on several counts of sexual abuse and sodomy against two different child victims. Bail is set at $500,000.

 

 

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