Sweet Home man accused of sexual abuse

A Sweet Home man has been arrested for multiple sexual abuse crimes, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said.

Yon said his detectives arrested Gary Coomer, 48, of Sweet Home, on Friday, April 9, for multiple sexual abuse crimes. Detectives started the investigation in August 2020 when an 8-year-old female child and a 4-year-old female child said they had been sexually abused by Coomer. Both children are known by Coomer, Yon said.

Coomer was lodged at the Linn County jail on two counts of Rape 1, three counts of Sex Abuse I, and one count of Sodomy I.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Tracy White of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 917-6652.