‘Active church member,’ 80, arrested for sex abuse

Crime

James Allen Moore worked with children for decades, OSP said

James Allen Moore, July 17, 2019 (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An 80-year-old man who was “actively involved with his church” for decades in the Willamette Valley was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl he knew.

James Allen Moore was taken into custody by Oregon State Police detectives, officials said, and was booked into the Deschutes County Jail. The incident allegedly happened in early June.

Moore worked with children for decades and investigators are concerned there may be more victims.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about Moore is asked to call OSP at 1.800.442.0776 and ask for Detective Ian McKay.

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