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Sex Offender Release (Photo) - 04/12/18

Corvallis, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that a sex offender has been released into the community.

Jacob Anderson, 28, is listed as a Level III sex offender and is on post-prison supervision until January 11, 2022 for Rape Second Degree, Sex Abuse First Degree, and Delivery of Marijuana to a Minor.

Anderson is a white male, 6’3” tall, 180 pounds in weight, has brown hair, and brown eyes.

He will be living at the Benton County Transition Center at 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis, OR  97330. He will not be allowed to attend church, go to the library, or any other places children may congregate. He will also be restricted from using the public bus and going to the bus stop/station.

Special conditions for Anderson’s release include no contact with minors; GPS monitoring; restriction from places where minors congregate (parks, playgrounds, schools, libraries, and bus stop/station); no direct or indirect contact with his victims; no use or possession of alcohol; he must register as a sex offender; and he has an 8:00pm curfew.

In the past Anderson targeted minor females known and unknown to him and the normal age range is adolescents.  He has admitted he is sexually attracted to teenagers and has a sex addiction. He has also stated he doesn’t feel he is ready to be released from prison.

To report any misconduct or violation, please notify Benton County Community Corrections Deputy, Shawna Johnson, at 541-766-6228 or For an emergency, please call 911.

Attached Media Files: Jacob_Anderson.pdf , Jacob_Anderson.jpg
Sheriff's Office Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Event (Photo) - 04/06/18

Corvallis, Ore. - Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28, 2018 to safely dispose of your expired or unused medications. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the annual Drug Take Back Event from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis, OR.

The Drug Take Back Event is a one-day, drive-through event. As you enter the Fairgrounds, follow the signs to drive up and drop your medications directly into the disposal box.

Some items are not allowed at the event. For safety reasons, these include thermometers, intra-venous solutions, needles, EpiPens®, or medical waste of any kind. Illegal drugs are also not accepted. Medications can only be accepted from individual households, not from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices, or veterinary clinics. A complete list of restricted items can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website.

This event is offered as a public safety service to help keep prescription drugs out of the hands of kids or others who might abuse them. Misuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem, especially with teens and young adults.

Additionally, improperly disposing of medications, by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, can lead to contamination of our drinking water. While most drugs can be treated at wastewater treatment plants, some cannot.

The annual Benton County Sheriff’s Office event is supported by community partners: Philomath Police Department, Covanta, and Benton County Health Services. It is sanctioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as part of their National Take-Back Initiative. The Sheriff’s Office is able to offer this service due to the volunteer support of their Reserve Deputies, Auxiliary Team, CERT, and Search and Rescue volunteers.

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