Canby pastor charged with 9 counts sex abuse of minor

He was a pastor at First Baptist Church

A booking photo of Philip Wiegand from the Clackamas County Jail.
A booking photo of Philip Wiegand from the Clackamas County Jail.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Canby pastor is out of jail on bail after being arrested on charges of sex abuse involving a minor.

KOIN reporter Andrew Dymburt confronts Lee Philip Wiegang, who is accused of sexual abuse of a minor, on November 16, 2017. (KOIN)
KOIN reporter Andrew Dymburt confronts Lee Philip Wiegand, who is accused of sexual abuse of a minor, on November 16, 2017. (KOIN)

Lee Philip Wiegand, 63, is charged with 9 counts of 2nd-degree sex abuse for alleged crimes that happened in 2011-2012 involving a minor that he knew, according to Canby police.

Police said Wiegand was a pastor at First Baptist Church and School, but the alleged sex abuse is not related to the church or school.

Prosecutors allege his victim did not consent to the sexual contact and according to investigators, Wiegand had absolute power over her.

He posted bail, which was set at $100,000.

When approached for comment, Wiegand declined and said, “My attorney said not to talk about it.”

KOIN 6 News will have more information later in the day.