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Lebanon man arrested on sex abuse charges

Douglas James Young, Jr., 45, was arrested March 14 on five counts of first-degree sex abuse and four counts of second-degree sex abuse.

He was taken into custody at the Lebanon Justice Center without incident, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department.

Young’s arrest is the result of an investigation that began on Feb. 28, 2017 when it was reported that Young had inappropriate contact with a minor. During the course of the investigation, additional victims, who are now adults, were contacted and interviewed.

Detectives are aware of additional potential and are conducting interviews.

At the time his was reported to law enforcement, Young was an active Boys Scouts of America leader, according to the release. At this time, there is no information indicating that these crimes took place during a Boy Scout-affiliated event.

LPD has had contact with Young over the past 12 years, including two times for alleged sex abuse. No charges were filed in those instances.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information in regards to this case, may contact LPD Det. Ryan Padua at 541-258-4325.