PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington County detectives arrested a father and son accused of sexually abusing young girls.
Detectives believe 46-year-old Bryan Payne and 72-year-old Lynn Coy Payne engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with at least two different girls under the age of 10.
At least one neighbor told KOIN 6 News he’s surprised by the allegations.
“Having a daughter that’s 19 months, it’s bad,” said neighbor Brian Lestaht.
Detectives believe the men were doing babysitting out of their house, almost like a daycare. However, the home -is not licensed through the state to provide this type of care. It’s on SW Washington Drive in Metzger, Ore.
Both pleaded “not guilty” to charges of First Degree Sexual Penetration at a court appearance Monday afternoon.
The father and son are now at the Washington County Jail. They are being held on $500,000 bail each.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported “more charges possible as the cases develop,” according to a news release. “Detectives are seeking the public’s help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503.846.2500.”