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Keizer man arrested on kidnapping, sodomy charges

Michael S. James
Michael S. James

A Keizer man faces kidnapping, sodomy and sex abuse charges after his arrest Wednesday afternoon.

The investigation stemmed from a Sunday incident at the suspect’s home in Keizer involving a 32-year-old woman who does not live with him, according to Oregon State Police. The two-day investigation resulted in the suspect’s arrest.

Arrested was Michael Scott James, 45, for first-degree kidnapping, attempted sodomy and sex abuse. James is a training and development specialist for the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in its Private Investigator/Private Security program. James will be placed on administrative leave by the agency, according to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks.