Police continue hunt for Nyssa man accused of child sex crimes

The Enterprise

VALE – Tips continue to flow into the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office on possible sightings of Douglas R. Villines, 42, wanted on charges of attempting to rape a Nyssa girl.

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe said Friday morning that “by the minute, tips and information are coming in.” He said some came from people who seemed to be trying to divert police while others were more credible.

Wolfe said that included sightings of Villines in Weiser and Fruitland Thursday.

Det. Dan Perkins, lead investigator, “was about 10 hours behind the guy yesterday,” Wolfe said.

Villines was indicted in December was indicted last month by a Malheur County grand jury on three counts of first-degree sex abuse, two counts of first-degree attempted rape, two counts of unlawful penetration, and one count each of first-degree sodomy and failing to report as a sex offender. The . . .