Jacob Van Dusen and Andres Lopez, accused of a sexual assault against a teenage girl, face multiple charges stemming from the alleged crime.

Information on the charges, along with the conditions of Van Dusen's release from custody, was released following a formal request from The Daily Astorian. Access to records in juvenile court proceedings is more tightly controlled than those in adult cases.

Van Dusen, who also goes by the name Jacob Savage, and Lopez, both 13, are charged with two counts each of first-degree sexual penetration with a foreign object, first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, recklessly endangering another, and sexual assault of an animal.

The boys, both students at Astoria Middle School, are accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl at the Van Dusen home on Feb. 1. Van Dusen, the step-son of Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen, and Lopez are currently scheduled to stand trial together in Clatsop County Circuit Court beginning April 23. Both have denied the charges.

Both boys were taken into custody Feb. 6 by Astoria Police. Lopez was released to his parents, but Van Dusen was ordered held at the North Coast Youth Correctional Facility until a custody hearing in front of Circuit Court Judge Paula Brownhill on Feb. 20.

Brownhill allowed Van Dusen to be released to the custody of his biological father, Eric Savage, of Beaverton, over the objections of the Clatsop County District Attorney's office.

Under the conditions of his release, Van Dusen is under house arrest at his father's residence, and can leave only to attend court appearances or meet with an attorney, or for medical emergencies, and only under the supervision of his father or stepmother. He is not allowed to have contact with the victim or her family members or with Lopez, and cannot have unsupervised contact with other children, including his siblings.

He is also prohibited from talking on the phone to anyone but his parents, is not allowed access to computers or to pornography or videos "inappropriate for children his age."

County counsel Heather Reynolds will not disclose Lopez' release conditions, saying that it was done "in the juvenile office" as opposed to the Van Dusen case, which was done in open court.


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