FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County, Ore., sheriff's spokesman says a top official at Pacific University has turned himself in to deputies after he was indicted by a county grand jury on sex abuse charges.
Michael David Mallery, 48, was booked into jail Tuesday on seven counts of first-degree sex abuse, Sgt. Vance Stimler said in a prepared statement. Mallery is the Forest Grove school's vice president for finance and administration.
Police say Stimler says Mallery is accused of sexually abusing two relatives under the age of 18 in 2010 and 2013.
University spokesman Joe Lang told the Oregonian on Tuesday he was not aware of Mallery's arrest and did not immediately have an update on his status with the school. It was not immediately known whether Mallery was represented by a lawyer.
Prior to Pacific University, Mallery had been an administrator at Oregon Health & Science University.