November 16, 2005

Beres won't face criminal charges

The Oregonian

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Law enforcement officials have ended an investigation against Louis Beres, a longtime leader of the Oregon Christian Coalition, after concluding that the sexual molestation alleged against him by family members occurred too long ago to be considered for prosecution.

"The allegations we have received are beyond the statute of limitations," Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk said Tuesday, adding that there is "no open investigation."

Beres' attorney, Stephen Houze, declined comment beyond noting that the investigation has been closed.

Posted by kshaw at November 16, 2005 08:33 AM