Banks, Banks High School, Crime

Former Banks High School volunteer assistant softball coach arrested

Madison D. Soper, 22. Booking photo from WCSO

BANKS – A former Banks High School volunteer assistant softball coach was arrested Monday morning on multiple charges after detectives executed a search warrant amid allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, deputies executed a search warrant just before 6 a.m. Monday, December 2 just north of Banks in the 14300 block of NW Highway 47 and arrested 22-year-old Madison D. Soper.

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Deputies also seized evidence at the property in connection with the case.

Soper, who served as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Banks High School for the 2016-2017 school year, was booked into the Washington County Jail on five charges:

Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct

Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the First Degree

Luring a Minor

Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree

Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree

Soper’s bail was set at $250,000.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are concerned there may be more victims, and ask that anyone with relevant information contact detectives at 503-846-2500.

This is a developing story.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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