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Central Oregon jury convicts Gresham pastor of sex abuse

The former Bend resident was found guilty of seven felonies.

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 1:02 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 1:12 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Gresham pastor has been convicted of sexually abusing a former family member.

The Deschutes County jury found former Bend resident Jamie Worley guilty of seven felonies in a case that involves abuse that took place between 2002 and 2004. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on eight other counts.

The Bulletin newspaper reports Wednesday's verdict shocked Worley and the family and friends who packed the courtroom. A jury in an earlier, related case in Tillamook County had found Worley not guilty on several charges, and deadlocked on others.

"Why?" a red-faced and tearful Worley asked himself repeatedly after the verdict was read. Meanwhile, his distraught mother wagged her finger at the judge and was found in contempt of court.

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