Former Medford resident arrested on child sex crime charges

Duane Shottenkirk

OREGON CITY — The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested a father and son accused of sexually abusing a child at their home in Canby.

Sgt. Robert Wurpes said today that 61-year-old Duane Shottenkirk and 35-year-old Earnest Shottenkirk were taken into custody late last week.

Both men were charged with first-degree sex abuse, and the elder Shottenkirk is also accused of distributing child pornography.

Wurpes says the child, who was related to the Shottenkirks, was 6 years old when the alleged abuse occurred in 2011, and investigators are searching for other possible victims.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Detective Daniel Smith said Duane Shottenkirk lived in the Medford area and likely had contact with children here during that time.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about Shottenkirk and possible abuse to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential tip line at 503-723-4949, through an online email form at, or via text by sending a message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) with CCSO as the first word in the message body. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-26741.

— Staff and wire reports

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