Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin
SHERIFF

 

 
Date/Time of Release:  03/07/2012 - 08:55
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Two Men Arrested for Sexual Abuse  
Date/Time of Incident:  02/05/2012 - 00:00
Incident Location:  Tenmile, Oregon  
Case Number:  12-740  
Arrested:  Page, James Joseph / 45 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Arrested:  Houston, Ralph James / 45 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Victim:  20 yoa female / Winston, OR

On February 19, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office began investigating a reported rape that occurred in the Tenmile area. The 20 year old victim is developmentally disabled and functions at a 13 year old level. The victim would be picked up from the care home she was living at by James Page and Ralph Houston and taken out to the Tenmile area. It was reported that Page had sexual intercourse with the victim on three separate occasions and Houston had inappropriate sexual contact with her. The victim reports that two of the sexual encounters were forced upon her by threats made by Page.

On Monday, March 5, 2012, Sheriff's Detectives served two search warrants in the Roseburg area and obtained evidence relating to the crimes of Rape in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Page and Houston were interviewed and lodged at the county jail without incident.

Page was charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Sexual Abuse and Parole Violation. Houston was charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse and Parole Violation. Both Page and Houston are registered sex offenders. Houston is designated as a Predatory Sex Offender.


Page, James Joseph Houston, Ralph James  
 
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