Classroom volunteer accused of sexually abusing kindergartner

Jerry Lodge was removed from the elementary school in Jackson County after the allegations were reported.

Posted: Dec 11, 2017 7:19 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2017 7:31 PM

WHITE CITY, Ore. – A classroom volunteer is in jail, accused of sexually abusing a kindergartner in Jackson County.

Deputies arrested Jerry Lodge, 72, on Friday.

They said he sexually touched a 5-year-old girl while volunteering at Lower Table Rock Elementary School in White City through the Foster Grandparent Program.

Detectives said he was removed from the school after the allegations were made, and a note was sent to all parents in the classroom.

Lodge also volunteered at McLoughlin Middle School and Kids Unlimited in Medford. No allegations against him have been reported at those locations.

The Foster Grandparent Program requires volunteers to go through background checks.

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