Man Arrested on Sex Abuse, Drug Charges

IVERSONMUGASHLAND, Ore. — The owner of a popular café in Ashland is now behind bars on multiple charges of sexual abuse and drug distribution to minors.

Ashland Police say Christopher Iverson has been under investigation since 2011 when the department got word that he was giving drugs to people at “after parties” at his business.

Iverson, owned the café, “Culture Works” on the 300 block of Oak Street. Ashland Police say culture works is no longer open. The Ashland Police investigation found that Iverson was giving drugs to minors in exchange for sexual activity.

Iverson is being charged with 4 counts of rape, 1 count of sodomy, 6 counts of sexual abuse, 4 counts of delivery of controlled substance MDMA or ecstasy, along with several other charges. He is in the Jackson County Jail with bond set at nearly $197,000.

Police believe that additional victims of Christopher Iverson have yet to be identified. Anyone who worked at Culture Works or has knowledge of Christopher Iverson’s criminal activity is encouraged to contact Detective Carrie Hull at 541-552-2126. Investigators have no intention of arresting any of the minors involved and view these persons as victims of Christopher Iverson.