Sheriff: Winston man sexually abused girl for 4 years

Sheriff: Winston man sexually abused girl for 4 years »Play Video

WINSTON, Ore. -- A Winston man is behind bars after Sheriff's deputies say he sexually abused a young girl for four years.

On Saturday, Sheriff's deputies investigated a report of child sexual abuse against an 11-year-old girl.

Authorities say the investigation led to the arrest of Dennis Burkhert, 63, of Winston.

Officials say Burkhert was charged by authorities with first degree sexual abuse and lodged in the county jail.

The Sheriff's office says the victim was known to Burkhert.

Officials say the abuse happened in the Winston area over the last four years.