November 03, 2005

Former Sunday school teacher admits child molestation

East Oregonian

Associated Press

BEND (AP) A former Sunday school teacher has pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexually abusing two girls, both under 12 years old.

Scott Rodger Stevenson, 34, of Bend, admitted to four counts of sodomy, eight counts of sexual abuse and one count of attempted unlawful sexual penetration, according to Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Kandy Gies.

A June indictment said Stevenson had sex with the girls between July 1, 2004 and July 9, 2005.

Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Kandy Gies declined to say if a plea bargain was involved.

Officials at Eastmont Church in Bend have confirmed that Stevenson taught Sunday school there for a few months, more than two years ago. Senior Pastor John Lodwick said the offenses were not committed at the church or at any church-related function.

Posted by kshaw at November 3, 2005 01:36 PM