Sheriff: Myrtle Creek man arrested on sex abuse charge

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A 76-year-old Myrtle Creek man is behind bars, after the Sheriff's office says he touched a 6-year-old girl inappropriately.

Deputies say the girl reported that Warren Evans, 76, of Myrtle Creek, had touched her inappropriately at his residence in the 100 block of Cameron Lane.

Authorities say the girl was known to Evans.

Deputies say they went to the man's residence and interviewed him, and then took him into custody.

Evans was taken to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on a charge of first degree sex abuse.

His bail is set at $100,000.