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Applegate man accused of sexually abusing family member arrested in Oklahoma

Officers in Oklahoma arrested an Applegate man last week following allegations that he abused a female relative in 2018.

Posted: Jul 20, 2020 3:05 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office worked with investigators in Oklahoma to track down an erstwhile Applegate man accused of sexually abusing a family member in 2018, according to a statement from the agency.

A Nevada woman contacted JCSO detectives, telling them that her daughter had disclosed that she had been sexually abused by a relative while she was visiting his Applegate-area home in November of 2018. That report led local Nevada law enforcement to interview the alleged victim on behalf of JCSO.

An investigation of the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Travis Paul Nelson, found that he had since moved away — turning up in Oklahoma.

Two Jackson County detectives headed to Oklahoma with an arrest warrant, working with their counterparts in Wagoner County to find Nelson and obtain search warrants.

Just after 8 a.m. on Friday, the JCSO detectives accompanied investigators and deputies from the the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Task Force in serving search warrants simultaneously at two separate places. One of the searches resulted in Nelson's arrest.

JCSO said that detectives found "additional information" on the sex abuse case during the search and arrest.

Nelson was booked into the Wagoner County Jail on an Oregon warrant, charging him with Sodomy in the First Degree, two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, and Incest. His bail is set at $272,500, and he is being held pending extradition to Oregon.

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