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A 24-year-old Warrenton man is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy who he got to know through community activities.

Clatsop County deputies began an in investigation in November 2016, after a mom reported her son had inappropriate contact with a man who staying in their home the previous month.

Deputies say Derek Neil Mendenhall was well-known to the victim, whom he knew through various community activities involving children. The alleged abuse began in 2015 when the boy was 17 years old.

Mendenhall was arrested earlier this week on charges of sex abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and sexual misconduct.

If you have any information on Mendenhall, call police.

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