A Beaverton, Oregon couple who are alleged to have sexually abused and sodomized a five-year-old child they were babysitting may have had more more victims.
William Paul Gaskin, 40, was booked into jail on April 29th and charged with two counts of rape, four counts of sodomy, two counts of unlawful sexual penetration, and one count of using a child in a sexually explicit display. His live-in girlfriend, 23-year-old Desiree Chapman, was lodged on charges of rape, sodomy and criminal mistreatment.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is now seeking further possible victims of the pair, after it emerged they babysat several other children and even advertised their services.
Gaskin was first investigated by detectives after a witness claimed he saw Gaskin molesting his roommate’s three-year-old daughter. Gaskin was swiftly held in custody after sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant on Gaskin’s apartment and found evidence the abuse had taken place.
Accusations concerning the five-year-old girl were made in August, while Gaskin was still in jail.
Most of the charges leveled at Gaskin and Chapman are Measure 11 crimes. That means courts could invoke Oregon’s “Jessica’s Law” if a successful conviction is made. That in turn means each would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison, as well as lifetime electronic monitoring.
Anyone whose children were ever left alone with Gaskin or Chapman should call Detective John Shipley at 503-846-2596.