Arrest made in coastal sexual assault cases


Douglas County detectives contacted 63-year-old Reedsport resident Edward Owen Spalione at his residence

May 8, 2019 — A Reedsport man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault that took place Sunday, April 28, at Carter Lake.

On Saturday, May 4, Douglas County detectives contacted 63-year-old Reedsport resident Edward Owen Spalione at his residence.

The investigation indicated Spalione as a person of interest. Evidence was collected at Spalione’s residence and he was ultimately arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

The charges against Spalione include:

• Sexual Penetration 1st Degree — two counts

• Kidnapping 1st Degree — two counts

• Assault 2nd Degree — two counts

• Sexual Abuse 1st Degree — two counts

• Menacing — two counts

Spalione was arrested in connection to the assault which took place April 28, while a woman was walking her dog.

Spalione was also arrested in connection to another assault at Carter Lake on Aug. 16, 2018, when an adult female who had been sleeping in her vehicle along Sparrow Park Road awoke to an adult male sexually assaulting her.

Douglas County Sherriff’s Office is currently working to determine if Spalione has any connection to similar assaults. Additional details or comments have not be released to avoid jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation.


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