(Courtesy Oregon State Police)

This article was updated at 5:20 p.m. with more information.

Oregon State Police arrested an 80-year-old Salem man Monday after he allegedly sexually abused a child in early June.

James Allen Moore was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail, according to OSP spokesman Tim Fox.

Fox said the alleged abuse took place in Deschutes County and that Moore knew the 9-year-old victim.


Moore was actively involved with Valley Baptist Church in Amity, Fox said, and the pastor there convinced him to turn himself in to OSP.

Fox said Moore worked with children at the church for decades.

Police said they believe there could be more victims.

Those with information about Moore can contact OSP at *OSP or 1-800-442-0776 and reference Detective Ian McKay.

This story will be updated as more details become available. 

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