OREGON CITY, Ore. – One of the suspects in a complex 2011 Gladstone murder-for-hire was indicted Friday for sex crimes against children in Clackamas County, police said.
Jason Jaynes, 33, was indicted by a grand jury for crimes he allegedly committed in the Gladstone area between 1998 and 2001.
He was arrested in November 2012 as a co-defendant in the murder of Debbie Lee Higbee-Benton, who was found dead in her salon in 2011.
Jaynes' mother, Susan Campbell, already pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and testified against Gladstone police sergeant Lynn Benton. Campbell said Lynn Benton hired her to murder Higbee-Benton.
Jaynes has been in jail while his trial proceeds in the Higbee-Benton case. He lived at 220 Ipswich Street and went to schools in Gladstone throughout his childhood and off-and-on as an adult.
Jaynes faces almost 20 new charges, including sex abuse, rape and sodomy.
Detectives from the Oregon City Police department believe there may be more victims related to the most recent child sex charges, which police have not linked to his pending murder charges.
Anyone with information about any of the crimes was asked to call police at 1-888-780-5678.
Jaynes will be arraigned for the sex crimes at 3 p.m. Thursday in a Clackamas County Court in Oregon City.
On Friday, Jaynes is due back in court on murder charges.
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