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Clackamas Deputies Arrest Soccer Coach on Sex Abuse ChargesSalem-News.com
An adult coach was arrested over alleged contact with a 16-year old girl.
(CLACKAMAS, Ore.) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested Travis Ferguson yesterday as a result of an investigation involving Ferguson being involved in a sexual relationship with a person he coached.
Detective Jeffrey Green with the Clackamas Sheriff, says the arrest came about from an investigation developed by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy who works as the School Resource Officer for Rex Putnam High School.
29-year old Travis Ferguson, who lives in Happy Valley, Oregon, is currently an assistant coach for Thelo United, a club soccer program in the metro area.
"It is believed that the relationship between Ferguson and the girl developed during the time that Ferguson coached the girl in the club soccer program," Green said.
"As a volunteer, Ferguson gave occasional assistance to goalkeepers on the Rex Putnam High girls soccer team in the fall of 2008. He did not directly coach the 16-year-old girl while working with the Rex Putnam team."
Green says that according to school officials, Ferguson was not to be back as an volunteer for next season as another person with more experience was taking his position.
Ferguson was arrested on nine counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and three counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of the Minor. All charges are class "A" misdemeanors.
He has been released from the Clackamas County Jail and is not to have any contact with any persons under the age of 18 at this time.
The deputy believes there is a potential for Ferguson to have other victims due to his position as a coach.
If anyone has information regarding other victims or Ferguson they are asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949
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