Law Enforcement: Alleged Adventist Sexual Abuser Turns Himself In After 23 Years

21 May 2019 | Wayne Arthur Silsbee, 62, turned himself in to Oregon authorities on May 10 after 23 years of eluding law enforcement. He allegedly abused several children in the 1990s.

According to true crime website Oxygen, Silsbee is believed to have been an “active member of the Adventist Church” per an FBI “Wanted” poster.

Silsbee faces several charges, including first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor and first degree unlawful sexual penetration.

The FBI states that Silsbee knew the victims from babysitting them or going with them to events.

According to KTLA 5, authorities believe the suspect had been living in Nebraska but had previously lived in Springfield, Missouri; the San Francisco Bay area; Colorado; Arizona; and northwestern Washington state.

Silsbee is being held at the Clackamas County jail on $50,000 bail. It is currently unclear why he turned himself in.

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