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Former Colton coach faces allegations of sexually abusing children

Police are searching for victims who may have been sexually abused by a former boys’ wrestling and football coach.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children Task Force to investigate Kenneth Scott Carroll, 42, for sex-abuse crimes involving children.

The investigation opened in May.

Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kenneth Scott CarrollAuthorities suspect crimes occurred in or around Colton from 1998 to early 2002 when Carroll coached boys’ wrestling and football in the Colton School District and youth sports programs.

Four victims are known to police so far, but the Sheriff's Office believes there may be more.

Carroll was arrested in Montana but was extradited to Oregon and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

Bail is set at $250,000.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 25. He faces allegations of nine sex-abuse crimes.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with information on Carroll to call the tip line at 503-723-4949 or to fill out an Online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp and to reference case No. 14-10410.


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