COQUILLE — A Coquille businessman, who was being sought by Bandon police for alleged sex crimes, is in custody and being transported back to Coos County, according to the Bandon Police Department.
On Thursday, the Coos County District Attorney's Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Paul Arthur Jackson, 71, of Coquille, in connection with five alleged sex crimes.
On Tuesday, the DA's office received information from a family member that Jackson may have fled to Idaho or California. On Thursday afternoon, Jackson was located in Medford and taken into custody, and transported back to Coos County on Friday, according to the Bandon Police Department.
According to the DA's office, Jackson is being charged with:
- Sodomy in the first degree
- Sodomy in the second degree
- Sexual abuse in the first degree
- A second charge of sexual abuse in the first degree
According to the DA's office, the crimes occurred between Jan. 1, 2015 and Feb. 20, 2018. There is only one victim involved with this case and it is a child relative, according to the District Attorney's Office. The case is being investigated by the Bandon Police Department.
Jackson is the owner of the Rolling Pin Restaurant, formerly Figaro's Pizza, in Coquille. In June, 2015, Jackson was arrested on charges of third-degree sexual abuse and sexual harassment. At that time, an employee accused Jackson of alleged unwanted contact with several female employees who worked for him. The outcome of that case is not known.
Anyone with information about this case or Jackson is asked to contact the Bandon Police Department.