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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: June 19, 2013

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Sheriff's Office investigators arrest father and son on child sex-crime charges; additional victims sought

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Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-26741.

On Friday, June 14, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Duane Shottenkirk, age 61, and his son Earnest Shottenkirk, age 35, in Hubbard, OR. They were charged with several sex crimes involving a 6-year-old child. Authories are searching for possible additional victims.

After a lengthy criminal investigation -- led by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Team, with assistance from the FBI's Portland Division, the Clackamas County Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT), and the Oregon Department of Human Services -- the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Duane Shottenkirk, 61, and his son, Earnest Shottenkirk, 35, in Hubbard, Oregon on June 14. Both were lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

• Duane V. Shottenkirk was charged with 2 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, 6 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and 20 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree His bail was set at $500,000. His full booking info is here.

• Earnest Eugene Shottenkirk was charged with 2 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. His bail was set at $250,000. His full booking info is here.

The reported victim of Duane and Earnest Shottenkirk was a family member who was 6 years old when the alleged abuse occurred. Duane Shottenkirk also allegedly solicited and distributed child pornography.

Duane and Earnest Shottenkirk's alleged crimes occurred in 2011 at their residence, located in unincorporated Canby.

ADDITIONAL VICTIMS SOUGHT

Investigators have credible information that Duane Shottenkirk has sexually molested other children throughout his lifetime -- and believe it is highly likely there are further unidentified victims. Duane Shottenkirk has resided in Washington, Oregon, and California and additional unidentified victims may be located within those states.

TIPS SOUGHT


The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips and/or additional victims regarding these crimes.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-26741.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-26741.


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