INCIDENT: Arrest                                                     CASE # 19-6982

LOCATION: Springfield area.

ARRESTED: Childers, Michael Joseph 43 of Eugene

VICTIM: Juvenile female

DATE/TIME:                          September 4, 2019 @ 1615 hours.

On the above listed date Springfield Police began an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a child that was said to have been ongoing for several years. The investigation revealed that the abuse started when the child was under the age of six and had been ongoing over a period of several years. The victim child is not related to Mr. Childers, but did know him. The victim child was forensically interviewed as part of the investigation, which led investigators to arrest Michael Joseph Childers at his place of employment, in Eugene, later that day. He was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Childers was later lodged at the Lane County Jail on Charges of Rape 1, Sodomy 1 X 2 and Sexual Abuse 1. Additional charges may come at a later date.

This investigation is ongoing and the Springfield Police are asking anyone with information pertinent to this case or Michael Childers’ activities to contact the Investigations Bureau at (541) 726-3721

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721