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Investigators seek sex abuse victims after arrest of softball coach


Aloha man faces several charges related to girls' team

Washington County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking possible sexual abuse victims following the Dec. 13 arrest of an Aloha girls’ softball coach.by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Jeremy Dickey

Detectives believe Jeremy Dickey, 38, of Aloha, engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an underage female last spring. Deputies arrested Dickey last week on accusations of several sex crimes, but discovered more incidents that led to additional charges.

A Washington County Grand Jury indicted Dickey on Tuesday on charges of first- and third-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree sex abuse, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and tampering with a witness, said Sgt. Bob Ray, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

He was lodged in the Washington County Jail, pending $250,000 bail.

Investigators believe the crimes were committed in Aloha. Dickey admitted he was a coach for the Beaverton Blaze 98 softball team for teenage girls, based in the Beaverton-Aloha area, as recently as last summer. Though the underage female victim was not on the softball team, investigators are concerned there may be additional victims, perhaps involved with the team, Ray said.

Detectives are asking parents to talk to their children about anything out of the ordinary, suspicious or inappropriate involving Dickey and report any findings to the sheriff's office.

Those with information regarding the case are asked to call the sheriff's office at 503-846-2500.