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La Pine HS teacher charged with abusing student nearly decade ago

PARKER, DEBORAH
Deschutes County Jail
Deborah Parker

La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A La Pine High School English Language Arts teacher was arrested Friday on sex abuse charges alleging she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student nearly a decade ago, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

The sheriff’s office recently received a report from the University of Oregon that a former La Pine High School student had said La Pine High teacher Deborah Parker had a sexual relationship with another then-student during the 2010-11 school year, Detective Sgt. Jayson Janes said.

Detectives were able to locate and interview the former student, who disclosed several incidents of sex abuse involving Deborah Parker, now 55, of Bend, while attending the school, Janes said.

Based on statements from the former student and witness information, detectives obtained a search warrant for Parker and her home, and “were able to collect corroborating evidence and statements,” Janes said.

Parker was contacted Friday at her home and arrested on eight counts of second-degree sex abuse charges. She was booked into the county jail on initial bail of $80,000.

“The sheriff’s office would like to commend the reporting person and the former student for the courageous act of coming forward and sharing this information with law enforcement,” Janes said in a news release.

Anyone who has information regarding Parker having inappropriate relationships with underage students was asked to contact Detective Doug Jackson at 541-617-3352.

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  1. I wish there could be other investigations on more of the staff, by non local agencies. I’ve heard many complaints about a particular person who is also very good friends with local detectives and police. A detective came to investigate a report, and instantly said “nevermind” when he knew this person. I will also add that the particular person I believe should be investigated is not paid staff, but works with staff and students from while at his or her home address. Lots of parents have come forward and said something seems off. It’s been at least 10 years of concerns that were voiced to me.

    1. If you have reason to suspect child abuse, why are you posting here?
      Find an agency that will follow through with your claims.
      If you aren’t pursuing what you believe to be credible accounts of molestation, you aren’t much better than a pedophile yourself.
      I would encourage you to contact authorities and get the ball rolling.

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