Hill Man Arrested for Multiple Juvenile Sex Crimes, Special Victims Unit Detectives Looking for Other Underage Victims

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office 

GOLD HILL, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Special Victims Unit (SVU) detectives arrested a Gold Hill man today for multiple sex crimes involving three juvenile victims. The suspect, Ethan Lavelle Williams, 23, of Gold Hill, was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, luring a minor, and first-degree online sexual corruption of a child. He is lodged in the Jackson County Jail.


JCSO SVU detectives believe there may be other victims. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call SVU Detective Wenzel at (541) 770-8928.


This case is under investigation with SVU detectives working additional leads. Further information will come from the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.