Guard sergeant arrested on sex crimes charges

August 15, 2013 07:00 am
An Elgin man was released on bail after being arrested on charges for sex crimes last week.

Jeremy Lee Flannery, 35, was arrested Aug. 7 on multiple charges for sex crimes. Charges include two counts of third-degree sodomy, two counts of sexual misconduct, two counts of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor  and one count each of third-degree sex abuse and third-degree rape, according to court documents.

The charges stem from incidents with a 15-year-old female that occurred in June and July of this year, according to court documents.

Flannery is a sergeant in the Oregon National Guard, according to Capt. Stephen Bomar of the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

Bomar said disciplinary action in the Guard depends on the overall charges but that Guardsmen are innocent until proven guilty.

“A lot of times they are placed in an administrative status pending the outcome of a trial, if it even goes to that,” Bomar said.

In this instance, no disciplinary action has been taken. 

Flannery was released on bail Thursday. His bail was set at $20,000, but Flannery was allowed to be released when he paid 10 percent.

A plea hearing has been set for Oct. 8.