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Grants Pass man arrested on sex abuse charges

A Grants Pass man is in jail for alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.

Oregon State Police reported detectives arrested Nathaniel Scott Thatcher, 29, at his home in the 700 block of Plumtree Lane on Thursday and lodged him in the Josephine County Jail on three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy, and three counts of unlawful second-degree penetration. He remained in jail Friday morning on $25,000 bail, jail records show.

An investigation into Thatcher started Aug. 12 after OSP received information about Thatcher's alleged abuse of the 12-year-old.