43-year-old White City man charged with rape of a juvenile

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a White City man Tuesday on multiple allegations of sex-related offenses that occurred over a one-year period with a known female juvenile victim. Bail is set at $4,000,000 pending appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court.

On May 6, 2009, OSP Detective Tom Harrison arrested White City resident Dale Nickerson, 43, and lodged him in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:

* Rape in the First Degree
* Sodomy in the First Degree
* Sex Abuse in the First Degree
* Unlawful Sexual Penetration

The investigation alleged Nickerson was involved in extensive sexual abuse of a known female juvenile victim that began approximately 1 1/2 years ago and continued until the victim contacted police the day of his arrest.

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