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BEND, OR -- The pastor of a Gresham church is facing dozens of child sex abuse charges in Deschutes County. 42-year old James Worley was arrested in Multnomah County on December 30th.  He is being transported back to Deschutes County on Tuesday. 


Worley was indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury on 20 counts of first degree sex abuse, 11 counts of first degree sodomy, 2 counts of first degree rape and 3 counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. The two children involved were reportedly under the age of 12 when the alleged abuse began in September 2002.  According to the indictment the abuse continued until June 2004.
Worley has served as senior pastor of Powell Valley Church in Gresham since 2012.  According to the church's website, he is married with four children. 
Original Booking Photo from
Multnomah County: Dec. 30, 2014

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