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Osborne violates probation, goes back to jail

Contacted victim through text messages


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mike OsborneA former teacher and coach charged with the sexual abuse of a student remains in jail after violating his release agreement by texting the student earlier this month.

Michael Ray Osborne, 44, originally charged with 15 counts of second-degree sexual abuse for incidents that occurred between April 1 and Nov. 18, was out on bail of $3,750, when he violated his probation on Dec. 5.

According to the arrest affidavit, Osborne sent 15 texts to the victim over the course of an hour on that day, starting with the question, "Why?" and including an apology and the threat, "I'm killing myself right now."

The girl was crying and shaking when officers interviewed her.

"Based on my training an experience as a police officer, I know that individuals involved in crimes of sexual abuse or assault are manipulative and have sometimes spent days, weeks, months and even years preparing their victims (otherwise known as grooming), so that they can victimize them and exercise power and control in order to obtain what they want," Sgt. Steve Webb, of the Madras Police Department wrote in the affidavit.

Osborne was arrested at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 6, at St. Charles Bend, and lodged at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, with security set at $250,000. He must post $25,000 to be released.

On Dec. 17, Osborne was arraigned in the Jefferson County Circuit Court and entered not guilty pleas to 15 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, witness tampering and probation violation.

Osborne will be back in court for a pretrial conference on Jan. 7.



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