MEDFORD, Ore. – The attorney for two child sex abuse victims claims the suspect committed the crimes while working as a volunteer for the Oregon Department of Human Services. But DHS says they’ve never heard of the man.
Mark Alex Tabor was arrested earlier this week on sex abuse charges. Now, attorney Tom Petersen says Tabor sexually abused two young girls while Tabor was acting as a DHS chaperone, supervising visits between the girls and their father. Petersen says he is seeking more information about the case, but says his information shows that the family was told Tabor was the official chaperone.
DHS is disputing that claim. The Jackson County District Manager said there is no record that Tabor was ever employed by DHS Child Welfare in Oregon. District Manager Doug Mares said he has no knowledge of Tabor or his suspected crimes. He also said that all employees go through a strict background check.
The criminal case against Tabor is continuing. He is currently still lodged in the Jackson County Jail.