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The former pastor was arrested last month and charged with nine counts of sexual abuse involving the same female

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Former Canby pastor, Lee Philip Wiegand, was arrested on Oct. 3 and is accused of nine counts of sexual abuse.

The former pastor of Canby First Baptist Church, Lee Philip Wiegand, 63, was arrested last month on nine counts of sexual abuse.

According to public records, The Grand Jury of the County of Clackamas issued a secret indictment in September based on testimony from the victim and another witness. On Sept. 29 a warrant was issued for Wiegand's arrest. Canby Police made the arrest on Oct. 3, and his bail was set at $100,000.

Wiegand's wife bailed him out the next day with a $10,000 deposit, records show.

His release came with general conditions and no contact conditions, prohibiting Wiegand from any contact with the victim, according to the security release agreement.

The Grand Jury is accusing Wiegand of nine counts of sexual abuse of a minor female throughout a period of a year in 2011 and 2012, according to the indictment. All nine counts allegedly involve the same female in nine separate nonconsensual instances of abuse and differing methods of sexual contact. The charges are "sexual abuse in the second degree," which is considered a class C felony.

Public records show that Wiegand retained Canby Attorney Michael J Clancy on Oct. 9. Clancy declined to comment.

An arraignment was held on Nov. 2, and a case management hearing in Clackamas County Circuit Court is scheduled for December, where Wiegand will be asked to make a plea.


Kristen Wohlers
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