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Man Charged with Sex Abuse

EDWARD CApella-250x250OAKLAND, Ore. — A 73-year-old Oakland man is in the Douglas County Jail facing several sex abuse charges.

Edward Henry Capella is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old woman with Downs Syndrome. Officers say she functions on a grade-school level.

Capella had been living for many years with the woman and her mother at her home in Oakland, Oregon. He is now charged with 24 counts of sexual abuse, and 12 counts of sodomy.