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Foster Parent Who Had 90 Kids Over the Years, Arrested for Sexual AbuseSalem-News.com
If you have any information regarding victims of Warren Tripp, please call Detective Doug Cook at (503)846-2597.
(ALOHA, Ore.) - Criminal investigators say Aloha resident 59-year-old Warren Tripp, was arrested in January on charges involving sexual molestation of a child in his foster care home.
Sheriff's Detectives are seeking the public's help with identifying any other victims that may have suffered sexual abuse by Mr. Tripp but have not yet reported it to law enforcement.
Sgt. David Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, says that on January 9, 2009, Washington County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Warren Tripp at his home in the unincorporated Community of Aloha. Mr. Tripp was arrested for sexually abusing a former 15-year old foster care child.
Thompson says the investigation started when the Oregon Department of Human Services was contacted by a school counselor who learned that there may be sexual abuse involving a student and Mr. Tripp.
"DHS workers then contacted Sheriff's Detectives who took over the investigation. Detectives learned that Mr. Tripp has been a foster parent since 1995 and has had at least 90 children placed in his home during that time," Thompson said.
Not surprisingly, he said, "Sheriff's Detectives are concerned that there may be more victims who have not yet reported sexual contact involving Mr. Tripp."
During this investigation, detectives say they also discovered an unrelated case of sexual abuse that was allegedly perpetrated by Warren Tripp's brother, 49-year old Kenneth Tripp.
Kenneth Tripp has been arrested for molesting two relatives in 1990. His arrest is unrelated to Warren Tripp's arrest.
Warren Tripp was booked into the Washington County Jail on two counts of first-degree Rape, four counts of first-degree Sodomy, three counts of first-degree Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Penetration with an Object. All the crimes listed are Measure 11 offenses with minimum sentencing guidelines.
He is being held on $250,000 bail. If you have any information regarding victims of Warren Tripp, please call Detective Doug Cook at (503)846-2597.
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