Former Newport police sergeant arrested on sex abuse charges involving a minor

Brad Purdon, booking photo.

A former Newport Police Department Sergeant was arrested Thursday on charges involving sex abuse of a minor, Oregon State Police said.

The alleged abuse occurred in Lincoln City.

Detectives with the law enforcement agency took Sgt. Brad Purdon into custody at approximately 11 a.m. and booked him into the Lincoln County Jail.

A Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted Purdon on three felony counts of sexual abuse-second degree, OSP confirms.

Anyone with useful information regarding this investigation is urged to call OSP at 503-731-3030 and reference case number SP17-202539.

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