Arrest Made in Coastal Sexual Assault Cases

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

REEDSPORT, Ore. - A Reedsport man has been arrested in connection with two sexual assaults which took place on the coast in Douglas County.  

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, detectives contacted 63 year-old Reedsport resident Edward Owen Spalione at his residence. The investigation indicated Spalione as a person of interest. Evidence was collected at Spalione’s residence and he was ultimately arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:
  • Sexual Penetration 1st Degree x2
  • Kidnapping 1st Degree x2
  • Assault 2nd Degree x2
  • Sexual Abuse 1st Degree x2
  • Menacing x2
Spalione was arrested in connection to the assault which took place last Sunday at Carter Lake while a woman was walking her dog. The other incident occurred on August 16, 2018 when an adult female who had been sleeping in her vehicle along Sparrow Park Road awoke to an adult male adult sexually assaulting her.

Detectives are currently working to determine if Spalione has any connection to similar assaults. Additional details or comments will not be released at this time as to not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.

Edward Owen Spalione