A 16-year-old Joseph male has been jailed in the Umatilla County adult corrections facility for sexually abusing a 5-year-old Joseph boy that he was baby-sitting. He was arraigned on the Measure 11 charges of Sex Abuse-1, Sodomy-1 and sexual penetration in Wallowa County Circuit Court Friday, July 11.
Wallowa County Undersheriff Steve Rogers said the case is still under investigation.
The alleged incident happened July 9 at the home of the victim's aunt, said Rogers. The 16-year-old, who attends Joseph High School, was picked up by the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office the following day.
The incident was reported to the sheriff's department by the victim's aunt and mother.