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OSP Detectives Arrest Garibaldi Man on Allegations Involving Teenage Girl
01/13/2010
Sergeant Bill Fugate
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Criminal Investigations Division
Office: (541) 440-3316

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Detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a Garibaldi-area man Tuesday afternoon on two charges related to an unlawful sexual relationship with a juvenile female that had occurred in Douglas County. The investigation indicates the man, who is a registered sex offender, has traveled in the past months to Deschutes and Klamath counties. The lead detective is looking into the possibility that there could be other victims.
 
On January 12, 2010 at approximately 1:25 p.m. OSP detectives arrested DEREK LEON ELLWOOD, age 43, at his place of employment in Garibaldi for Luring a Minor and Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree. ELLWOOD, who is a registered sex offender in Oregon following a 1989 conviction for Rape in the Third Degree, was lodged in the Tillamook County Jail. He was working at an area hotel when arrested.
 
The criminal investigation began in November 2009 into allegations ELLWOOD had been having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year old female. The investigation by OSP detectives out of the Roseburg Area Command office led to Tuesday's arrest on allegations that the inappropriate contact occurred in Douglas County.
 
ELLWOOD has also traveled in the past months to Deschutes and Klamath counties. There is a possibility there could be other victims of similar circumstances. Anyone with information on ELLWOOD is asked to contact OSP Detective Teresa Bowersox at (541) 440-3349.