A former Walla Walla University employee is facing charges of sexual abuse and sex with a girl under 14 years of age in Deschutes County.
Darius Allister Fleck, 31, of Walla Walla, Wash., was indicted by a county grand jury July 11 on four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration, according to Deschutes County court records. The incidents allegedly occurred between January 2008 and January 2011.
Circuit Judge Stephen Forte issued a warrant for Fleck’s arrest July 12. His wife posted his $20,000 bond. Fleck is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Aug. 21.
According to the Walla Walla University website, Fleck graduated from the school’s business program in 2006. He was employed by the university as director of estate planning from December 2010 until his employment ended on Jan. 26, 2012, for undisclosed reasons according to public records.
Walla Walla University spokeswoman Jodi Wagner said the university has no comment on Fleck or the case pending the investigation. The private liberal arts college, run by the Seventh-day Adventists, has just under 2,000 undergraduates, according to its website.
Neither Fleck nor his attorney, Jason Thompson from Salem, returned phone calls or emails.
Prosecutor Kandy Gies from the District Attorney’s Office also was unavailable for comment.
— From staff reports