Date: 04/08/2014 09:26 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 19-year-old former competitive cheerleader from Lake Oswego has been indicted on a federal charge of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl who attended her old high school. The Oregonian reports that Julia Haner and 30-year-old Konrod Mason were arrested last weekend at a motel. KATU-TV reports Haner pleaded not guilty day. Court documents say Haner is accused of recruiting for prostitution a girl she used to ride the school bus with to Lake Oswego High School.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A grand jury says a Portland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man in a March 12 gun battle. The man was the prime suspect in the January kidnapping of a woman who escaped her attacker by jumping from a moving vehicle. Police say Officer John Romero shot and killed Kelly Swoboda near Wilson High School. The officer was hit in the hand in return fire from Swoboda.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Newly filed court documents say the first victim of a March 19 crime spree that later took the life of a California sheriff’s deputy was found seated at his Eugene dining room table with two gunshot wounds to the head. Three bullet holes were found in a bookcase in the home of 79-year-old George Wasson, a retired college professor. Later that day, authorities believe Ricardo Chaney fatally shot the deputy before being killed by another officer. Eugene police said Chaney and Wasson were acquainted.
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say two 19-year-old women are dead after a box truck and their car collided on Highway 47 north of Forest Grove. Lt. Gregg Hastings says it appears the car pulled into the path of the truck yesterday morning. The driver was identified as Kiden Dilla and the passenger was Ayan Osman. Both were from Portland. Hastings says the truck driver is unhurt.
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