Oakridge man faces sex abuse charges

Oakridge man faces sex abuse charges

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- An Oakridge man was arrested Thursday on sex abuse charges.

David Sierakowski, 39, faces charges that he tried to corrupt a child on-line.

Sierakowski is the commander of Oakridge's Civil Air Patrol unit, a training program for young people interested in the U.S. Air Force.

Police said Sierakowski was contacted at Oakridge High School, and the victim is a member of the Civil Air Patrol unit at that school. Sierakowski was suspended from the CAP program when officials were informed of the allegations.

Before becoming involved with a CAP unit, applicants undergo an FBI background check and a Cadet Protection Program training. Sierakowski passed both of these clearances nearly 10 months ago, when he became a member.

The Oregon Wing Commander with CAP, Col. Brian Bishop, said that these accusations are being taken very seriously by the organization.

"The wing is fully cooperating with local law enforcement authorities on this matter," said Bishop.

He is currently being held at Lane County Adult Corrections on charges of on-line sexual corruption of a child.