Gresham pastor faces 37 sex-with-child charges


GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The senior pastor at Powell Valley Church in Gresham faces more than three dozen first-degree sex charges after he was indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury.

James Worley in a picture on the Powell Valley Church website, Jan. 5, 2015

James Worley is accused on 37 counts of various first-degree sex acts with a child between September 2002 and June 2004.

Also known as “Jamie,” Worley is accused of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, attempted sodomy and using a child in sexually explicit conduct. The grand jury indictment was dated Dec. 16, 2014.

The website of the Powell Valley Church said Worley, 42, has been the lead pastor since January 2012, and is married with four children.

KOIN 6 News will have more information later.

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