Forest Grove man charged with paying girl for sex
- Christian Gaston
- Forest Grove News-Times - News
Woman reports sex abuse to police after seeing young girl molested in Rogers Park
Forest Grove Police arrested Serafin V. Bernabe, 61, June 16 on sex abuse charges after a woman told police she saw him molesting an 11-year-old girl in Forest Grove's Rogers Park.
According to police, Bernabe, a Forest Grove resident, met up with the 11-year-old at Safeway, then the pair rode their bikes to nearby Rogers Park where Bernabe offered to pay the girl for sexual contact.
Police say a woman lunching in the park with her daughter saw the abuse and called Washington County dispatch.
Police found Bernabe, a friend of the girl's family, and the 11-year-old, riding their bikes a few blocks from the park.
Bernabe was arrested and charged with sex abuse, then lodged in Washington County Jail.