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Police CarArticle from The Oregonian

A high school teacher in northwestern Oregon has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

The Statesman Journal reports that Kirk Myrold, 36, of Albany was arrested Monday after the Dallas School District reported to police that he had been involved with the female student. He was held on $30,000 bail and released Monday night, the newspaper reports.

Superintendent Michelle Johnstone says Myrold had been employed with the district for two years and has been placed on administrative leave.

“This is still in the hands of law enforcement and we have very little information,” she said.

The district issued an email to parents Tuesday informing them of the Myrold’s arrest.

Police say the teacher is only believed to have one victim and an investigation remains ongoing.

Unfortunately this is not an isolated case. Recently, Oregon teachers Norman Scott and Brett Christy-Hamilton were also accused of sexual abuse of students.

If you or someone you care about was sexually abused and you would like advice from an attorney about the rights and options for victims of child sexual abuse, please contact Crew Janci LLP today for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our private online form.  We will treat you with discretion and respect.

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Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York