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EXCLUSIVE: Alleged sex abuse victim comes forward

An alleged sex abuse victim has come forward to tell her story about a Eugene DJ, Jonathan Dubey, who she said molested her for years, starting when she was 5 years old.

Posted: Jan 13, 2020 6:29 PM
Updated: Jan 14, 2020 9:55 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- An alleged sex abuse victim has come forward to tell her story about Jonathan Dubey, a Eugene disc jockey who she said molested her for years, starting when she was 5 years old.

Dubey was arrested last week and charged with six counts of first-degree sex abuse and one count of first-degree sodomy. Tuesday morning he appeared in Lane County Circuit Court and his bail was reduced to $100,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or her family.

The minor who was allegedly sexually abused and sodomized spoke with KEZI 9 News in an exclusive interview and asked to remain anonymous. She will be called Susan. 

KEZI asked Susan if Dubey ever touched her inappropriately.

"Yes, he definitely touched me on my genitals or on my chest and he would ask me to touch him in inappropriate places," she said.

Susan claims that the sexual abuse from Dubey began after her mother, who was dating Dubey at the time, moved in with him.

"So when things that made me uncomfortable would happen, and he would say, 'Oh, this is just our secret, you don't need to tell your mom,' things like that, I kinda just accepted it and would try to forget about it," Susan said.

Susan said she was 5 years old when Dubey started showing her pornography and molesting her and claims the abuse went on for years.

"It's so easy for people to turn their cheek to things like this and not believe the survivors that are trying to get justice for themselves," she said.

When she was in kindergarten, Susan tried to tell a staff member about the sexual abuse, and the staff member called the Department of Human Services and Dubey.

Susan said once Dubey found out she told someone about the abuse, he threatened her and said she would never see her mom again if she told someone else.

So, Susan said she held onto the burden until Dubey moved out, and then she told her family. She was 13 years old. 

Susan and her mother then contacted the Eugene Police Department, but it took four more years to get Dubey arrested and charged. According to Susan, this was because police had to reassign her case when a detective moved locations.

"You know there's a saying, boys will be boys, but I actually think its much more important for boys to be held accountable for their actions," Susan said.

Dubey's attorney, John Kolego, told KEZI he was looking forward to vindicating his client in court.

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