Fire Captain Arraigned on Sexual Abuse Charge

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 09/11/18 

On July 30, 2018, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint of sexual abuse. Deputies learned that the alleged conduct occurred in May 2018 at the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) training facility near Sherwood. The victim reported that during a training exercise, she was inappropriately touched in a sexual way by a training proctor.

The following day, detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit were assigned to investigate. The investigation revealed that an impartial witness observed the reported conduct. 

At the conclusion of the investigation on August 15, 2018, detectives cited Scott M. Taube, 52, of Vancouver, for sexual abuse in the third degree.

Mr. Taube previously worked as a contract employee for Washington County and was involved in training new emergency medical technicians at the TVF&R facility. He was not a TVF&R employee.

Mr. Taube has most recently been employed as a captain with Clark County Fire District 6. Questions about his current employment status should be directed to that agency.

Mr. Taube was arraigned this morning in Washington County Circuit Court on one count of sexual abuse in the third degree and one count of harassment. He was booked and then released.

Anyone with information relevant to this case should contact detectives at 503-846-2500.
Scott Taube booking photo