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Ridgeview HS employee accused of sex with boy, 16

By Barney Lerten
Published On: Dec 11 2012 05:58:02 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 12 2012 04:47:33 PM CST
HINSHAW, AMANDA MARALYN

Deschutes County Jail

Amanda Maralyn Hinshaw

REDMOND, Ore. -

A 28-year-old Redmond-area woman who worked as a campus monitor at the new Ridgeview High School was arrested Tuesday on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old Gilchrist boy and furnishing alcohol to at least six minors, police said.

Amanda Maralyn Hinshaw, 28, was contacted and taken into custody at her home, less than a week after the Redmond School District contacted a police school resource officer about an anonymous tip involving Hinshaw, said Det. Sgt. Brad McMurrian.

The tipster had alleged Hinshaw provided alcoholic beverages to minors and had sex with a 16-year-old boy who lives in the northern Klamath County town of Gilchrist, McMurrian said.

The incident was reported to have occurred in late October to early November, the detective said.

“Allegations of this nature are taken very seriously by both the Redmond School District and the Redmond Police Department,” McMurrian said in a news release.

Upon learning of the allegations, Hinshaw was immediately placed on administrative leave while police investigated the allegations, assisted by the school district, McMurrian said.

McMurrian told KTVZ.COM the investigation found "at least six juveniles were furnished" beer and "hard alcohol" at "one main incident," the location of which he would not disclose.

Hinshaw was booked into the Deschutes County Jail in Bend around 9 a.m. on one count of second-degree sex abuse and six counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

She was released after posting 10 percent of her $20,000 bail around 12:30 p.m., a jail officer said. Hinshaw is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Dec. 27.

Hinshaw was hired on March 1, 2011 as a campus monitor at Redmond High School and transfered to the new Ridgeview campus when it opened this fall, said Lynn Evans, the district's director of human resources.

Evans said Ridgeview Principal Lee Loving is the person who received the anonymous tip about Hinshaw.

She also said Hinshaw remains on "paid leave at this point," adding, "We've got to still process where to go next."

McMurrian asked anyone with further information regarding Hinshaw to contact Redmond police detectives at (541) 504-3400.

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