Oregon: Former Youth Pastor Arrested for Privacy Invasion and Burglary

Donald Biggs

A trusted youth pastor in Oregon was recently arrested on two charges of privacy invasion and one charge of burglary. Donald Courtney Biggs, aged 36, who was earlier dismissed from his post, currently lodges in Jackson County Jail with a bail of $1,025,000.

According to police officials, an investigation against Biggs was launched in November of last year after he was accused of engaging in improper texting with a 14-year-old girl. Biggs was serving as administrative pastor at Mountain Church in Medford at the time, where he was in charge of overseeing the congregation’s youth program. The minor he was accused of texting inappropriately was part of the church’s youth program.

During his investigation, police officials found that Biggs had secretly videotaped a different adult woman undressing at his home, without her knowledge or consent. That is when Biggs was asked to go on an administrative leave, a break he never came back from until he resigned a few weeks later.

On January 12 of this year, a burglary took place at Mountain Church, which was eventually traced back to Biggs’ home in Jacksonville. The investigation concluded that Biggs had unlawfully entered the church to rob computer hard drives after recording an adult woman undressing at his residence. Medford police still suspect Biggs of having recorded several other girls/women at various locations across Jackson County. His investigation continues.

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