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Sunset HS track coach accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old

Branden Michael Helms - Booking photo from the Washington County Jail.jpg

BEAVERTON, Ore. – A high school track coach was arrested Tuesday, accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.

Branden Michael Helms was a track coach at Sunset High School, which is where investigators say he met the victim in the case.

Officers say the investigation began on June 26 when they learned Helms allegedly had inappropriate contact with a girl. Authorities say it could have started two months before the investigation began.

A Washington County Grand Jury indicted Helms on two counts of luring a minor and four counts of second-degree sex abuse.

He was arrested on July 10 and taken to jail.

If anyone has any other information in this case detectives want you to call (503) 629-0111.

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