Sheriff: Winston man jailed on sex abuse charges

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Winston man is behind bars, after Sheriff's detectives say he sexually abused a minor female.

Douglas County Sheriff's detectives say they received reports of a child being sexually abused in the Winston area, and an investigation began on Monday.

Authorities say the investigation led them to Clifford E. Miller, 55, of Winston.

Officials say the abuse happened several years ago, but was recently reported.

The victim, who is now a 17-year-old girl, was known to Miller and was the only victim, the Sheriff's office said.

Miller was lodged in the Douglas County Jail and charged by the Sheriff's office with first and second degree sex abuse.

Authorities say there are no other known victims.