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Cave Junction Male Arrested for Sex Abuse Charges
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday June 15, 2016 - 12:52 PM
On 5/13/16, OSP Detectives in Central Point responded to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for a report of a 15 year old female who had been raped and assaulted by her stepfather.

Detectives interviewed the victim's mother and hospital staff. The suspect at the hospital was identified as Jeffrey Handley DOB 08/28/1971.

On 5/14/16 OSP Detectives received a call of a shooting that occurred at 146 Enchanted Way in Cave Junction, OR. It was reported a male subject had shot himself in the head and was still alive. The preliminary investigation revealed Jeffrey Handley, had shot himself in the head with a .22 long rifle in the back yard of the residence. Handley was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, before being transferred to OHSU Hospital for treatment of his injuries he sustained from the gunshot wound to his head.

Detectives interviewed the victim on 5/16/16 and she disclosed Jeffrey Handley had sexual abused her on multiple occasions since she was seven years old.

On 6/10/2016, Handley was interviewed at Forest Park Care Facility in Portland. Following this interview, Handley was arrested on the following charges and lodged in the Josephine County Jail:

Rape III
Sodomy III- 3 counts
Sex Abuse II- 2counts
Sodomy I
Unlawful Sexual Penetration I- 3 counts
Sex Abuse I- 4 counts


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