Accused child abuser may have victims in Wash. state, police say
OREGON CITY, Ore. (KPTV) – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a man arrested with his adult son for child sex abuse lived in Washington state at one point and may have victims there.
U.S. Marshals arrested Duane Shottenkirk, 61, and his son, Earnest Shottenkirk, 35, in Hubbard, Ore., last Friday.
The arrest came after a lengthy criminal investigation led by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Team, it was disclosed Wednesday. Both men were booked into the Clackamas County Jail following their arrest.
Investigators said the abuse happened in 2011 at the men’s home in an unincorporated area near Canby, Ore. The alleged victim, who is known to the men, was 6 years old at the time.
Duane Shottenkirk is charged with first-degree sexual abuse and 26 total counts of encouraging child sex abuse. Investigators said he solicited and distributed child pornography. His bail is $500,000.
Earnest Shottenkirk is facing two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. His bail was set at $250,000.
Investigators said they have credible information that Duane Shottenkirk has molested other children and believe it is highly likely there are more unidentified victims. Duane Shottenkirk has lived in Oregon, Washington and California, and deputies believe potential victims may live in those states.
If you know anything about the suspects or this case, call 503-723-4949 or go to www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Reference case #12-26741.