Former Newberg High School Coach Arrested On Sex Crimes

Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.

On July 24th, 2023, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department began a criminal investigation after the parent of a student from the Newberg High School reported to NDPD that their child was the victim of sexual abuse by a former coach at the Newberg High School.  The former coach was identified as 28-year-old John David Ali Gispert of Newberg.  

An investigation was conducted by NDPD Detectives, and it resulted in the arrest of Mr. Gispert on July 25th, 2023.  Mr. Gispert was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on the following charges: Seven counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, two counts of Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct and two counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

It is important to note that members of the Newberg School District cooperated fully with our investigation and continue to be a valuable partner during any investigations involving Newberg schools.  Anyone with information related to this case, please call Det. Caughlin of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department at 503-538-8321.