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Foster Parent Arrested for Sex Abuse
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samuel Joseph Hicks, 52, of White City for sexually abusing a child. The four-month investigation revealed the abuse occurred during the time Hicks was the victim’s foster parent. Information about the victim will not be released at this time due to the current investigation.
Hicks is charged with Sexual Abuse in the First Degree X 3, Rape in the Second Degree X 2, Sodomy in the Second Degree X 2, and Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree X 2. He is currently held in the Jackson County Jail with $1,000,000 bail.
Detectives have reason to believe there may be more victims who have not yet come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 541-774-6800.
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