08-10-14 DOMESTIC ASSAULT IV AND COERCION
Michael Whitesell took a plea deal and plead to domestic assault IV and coercion against his girlfriend. He received a 13 months sentence and will serve his time at the Oregon Department of Corrections.
08-04-14 SEX EXPOSER RESCUED BY POLICE AFTER FALLING INTO THE WILLAMETTE RIVER
On August 2, 2014 at about 2:17 pm, the Oregon City Police Department received a call of a naked adult male masturbating in public view on the cliff bank of the Willamette River near the Oregon City/West Linn Bridge on the Oregon City side of the river. Patrol Officers located the man who was later identified as 31 year old Ernest Michael Kirk. Mr. Kirk was naked and sitting on the edge of the cliff bank about 75 feet below. He was just a few feet from the water. He appeared to be under the influence of some type controlled substance. Mr. Kirk continued to masturbate in front of police officers on scene for several minutes, while they requested assistance from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit.
Oregon City Police Officers and Marine Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office used a Sheriff's boat to contact Mr. Kirk. Mr. Kirk fell into the river and was rescued by Oregon City Police Officers and Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine unit. Mr. Kirk was pulled onto the boat and taken to a Portland area hospital for medical evaluation.
On August 4, 2014 at about 12:12 pm, Mr. Kirk was located and arrested by Oregon City Police Officers at the Clackamette Park in Oregon City, Oregon. Ernest Michael Kirk was booked into the Clackamas County Jail for Felony Public Indecency, Harassment, and a parole violation out of Clackamas County. See photo below under Kirk.
07-22-14 Conviction - OCPD #12-4735
The case originated on December 28, 2012, Dennis Knight was arrested on December 31, 2012 by OCPD for raping, sodomizing, sexually abusing and unlawfully sexually penetrating two children. The suspect was arraigned December 21, 2012 and has remained in custody at the Clackamas County Jain since the date of his arrest.
The case was presented to two Grand Juries in January 2013 and February 2014. Dennis Knight was eventually indicted on the combined charges:
2 counts of Rape I
3 counts of Sodomy I
1 count of Sexual Abuse I
1 count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration I
1 count of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II
The case was set/reset several times before finally being presented in a court trial on July 16, 2014. After four days of trial on Monday, July 22, 2014 The Judge found Dennis Knoght "Guilty" on all charges and sentencing has been set over until August 1, 2014. Due to the age of the victims this case was subject to the increased sentencing guidelines under "Jessica's Law".