Police: Sex offender arrested in Grants Pass after new reports that he sexually abused children

Detectives arrested 42-year-old David Koger on 12 counts of felony sex crimes this week, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

Posted: Mar 19, 2021 12:48 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2021 1:01 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A registered sex offender living in the Grants Pass area was arrested on Thursday after a new investigation into sex crimes he allegedly committed over the past decade.

According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the investigation began in February of this year following a report to the agency of sex crimes that happened between 2013 and 2015. The suspect, 42-year-old David Manning Koger, was already a registered sex offender. GPDPS says that he is a transient living in the Grants Pass area.

Koger subjected two victims "to sexual contact on multiple occasions," GPDPS said. Both victims were under the age of 12 at the time of the abuse.

Oregon State Police joined the investigation when detectives found out that the alleged incidents happened both in and outside the Grants Pass city limits. Detectives also received help from the the Children’s Advocacy Center, Department of Human Services, and Josephine County Community Corrections.

Detectives arrested Koger on six counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and six counts of Sodomy in the First Degree, taking him to the Josephine County Jail.

Koger was convicted on one count of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree in 2016 after he was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to court documents. He was sentenced to two and a half years in state prison. However, his status as a sex offender originally stems from a Rape conviction in 2000.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Det. John Lohrfink with GPDPS at 541-450-6260, reference case 21-07285.

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