A sex offender was arrested after he allegedly exposed his penis and touched girls at local Dollar Tree stores in September and October. Detectives believe there could be more victims. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Dollar Tree store at 13575 N.W. Cornell Road in Cedar Mill on a report that an unknown man exposed his penis to a 6-year-old girl. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, deputies were called to the Dollar Tree store at 17475 S.W. Farmington Road in Aloha on a report that an unknown man inside the store exposed his penis to 6 and 7-year-old girls and also sexually touched them.Dollar Tree staff cooperated with investigators. During the investigation, the suspect was identified as Samuel T. Burris, 44, of Beaverton. Burris is required to register as a sex offender due to a prior conviction in Washington. He has no connection to Dollar Tree. On the evening of Nov. 7, detectives arrested Burris at his home and charged him with two counts of sexual abuse in the first-degree, three counts of public indecency and one count of resisting arrest. His bail has been set at $250,000.Detectives believe there could be additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives at 503-846-2500.
By Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Reporter, Beaverton Valley Times
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