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Oregon editor being held in sex abuse case

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by The Commish, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    So says the Medford paper, parent of the Ashland paper.
     
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Glad to see one of our own leaving a comment.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    assuming that's him.
     
  4. Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Eight years later??

    If someone accuses you of crime last Friday, it's fairly easy to say, "I was at a movie with friends and here are six people who can vouch for my whereabouts."

    If someone accuses you of a crime on, say, Feb. 23, 2000, it makes it a hell of a lot tougher to defend oneself.
     
  5. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Isn't there some sort of statute?
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    I don't know where you're from, but around here we don't build statues to child molesters.
     
  7. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    According to Oregon laws: Statute of limitations on rape is anywhere from 6-12 years, depending on DNA evidence...

    http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/genetics/dnasexoffen.htm
     
  8. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case


    I hang my head whenever someone in the business is accused and/or found guilty of this.
     
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Really? I've got a small Monument Park springing up in my back yard.
     
  10. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    In the vein of fairness, here is an interview with the editor, saying he plans to enter a not-guilty plea.

    Also, it seems he was a party to a number of lawsuits, including being sued by the city over outside business interests from the newspaper, according to this article. It seems he had these businesses while editor, but it's not entirely clear. It seems odd, for all we here about conflicts of interest, that he was allowed to have these other businesses or that Ottaway was unaware of those troubles.
     
  11. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Paper has maybe 3,000 circulation. It's basically an edition of the Medford paper, and being about 10 miles away, it probably doesn't need an editor no matter how this legal case plays out.
     
  12. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    Re: Oregon editor being held in rape case

    Rape charge and others dropped. Sex-abuse charges remain. Update here
     
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