Volunteer firefighter faces sex assault charges

Joshua Behrens allegedly assaulted an adult victim at a rural location near Turner

Joshua Behrens, May 26, 2015 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Behrens, May 26, 2015 (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

SUBLIMITY, Ore. (KOIN) — A volunteer firefighter with the Turner Fire District faces multiple charges in a sexual assault.

Joshua Behrens allegedly assaulted an adult victim at a rural location near Turner, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. They added the assault was not related to any of his firefighter duties.

The 24-year-old is being held at the Marion County Jail for first-degree sodomy, fourth-degree assault, coercion and strangulation.

The investigation continues. Authorities did not say when the alleged attack occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call 503.316.6605.

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