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Forest Grove Police make sex abuse arrest

Forest Grove Police arrested Donald J. Wickwire, 55, of Forest Grove
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Forest Grove Police arrested Donald J. Wickwire, 55, of Forest Grove on sex abuse charges June 6.

Police say Wickwire abused three female victims ages 5 to 12 between 1997 and 2005.

Police said the arrest was the culmination of a four-month-long investigation triggered after two of the alleged victims reported the abuse to a pastor.

The pastor, who is required by law to report abuse, alerted police.

The third victim was identified during the course of the investigation.

Wickwire was arrested at his residence and charged with five counts of sex abuse in the first degree. He is lodged at the Washington County Jail on $1.25 million bail.