Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  10/22/2013 - 10:15
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Oakland Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges  
Date/Time of Incident:  10/21/2013 - 15:30
Incident Location:  Oakland, OR  
Case Number:  n/a  
Victim:  Female / Age 21 / Oakland, OR
Arrested:  Capella, Edward Henry / Age 73 / Oakland, OR

On Monday, October 21, 2013, at about 1530 hours, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Edward H. Capella, age 73, on multiple counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse and First Degree Sodomy charges. The arrest was a result of a three week investigation into allegations that Capella was having a sexual relationship with a 21 year old female with Downs Syndrome. The female victim functions at a grade school level.

Until recently, Capella had lived for many years with the victim and her mother at her residence in the Oakland, OR, area.

Capella was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County jail on 24 counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse and 12 counts of First Degree Sodomy.

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