VP of Pacific University found not guilty of child sex abuse

HILLSBORO, Ore. - A jury found a vice president and CFO at Pacific University not guilty of child sex abuse Tuesday.

Michael Mallery, 48, was accused of sexually abusing two girls related to him. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The jury found him not guilty on all charges. Other charges of sex abuse were dismissed early on in the trial.

In May 2013, detectives at the Washington County Sheriff's Office received a report from the Department of Human Services (DHS) after an 11-year-old family member reported to a teacher that Mallery "touched her inappropriately," according to the sheriff's office.

Mallery was placed on unpaid personal leave from the university.