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Detective to Nyssa fugitive: Turn yourself in

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

VALE -- The lead detective investigating the attempted rape of a Nyssa girl took to social media on Saturday to urge the suspect to turn himself in and warned others they could face criminal charges for hindering his arrest.

Det. Dan Perkins of the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office said Doug R. Villines, 42, of Nyssa, needed to surrender.

“You say you’re innocent with your words,” Perkins wrote on a post on the Malheur Enterprise’s Facebook page. “Prove it with your actions. Save everybody all the hassle and taxpayer’s expense of finding you.”

Villines was indicted in December 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 charges involve a 10-year-old girl.

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