Dale A. Buckendahl

Dale A. Buckendahl, jail booking photo.

FAIRVIEW, OR (KPTV) - A former substitute teacher at an elementary school near Portland was convicted of sex abuse in the first degree on Friday.

Dale Arnold Buckendahl, 54, sexually abused a student at Alder Elementary School while working as a substitute teacher for a third-grade class in 2008, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says.

The student years later reported to a school counselor that Buckendahl in 2008 put his hand up her skirt and touched her in a sexual manner.

Evidence presented at trial showed the offense occurred while the victim was seated at a table inside a classroom with other students.

Buckendahl first appeared in court in December last year and was indicted on two counts of first-degree sex abuse. He was acquitted of one count and is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 2 next year.

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