Fire captain placed on leave, accused of sex abuse at TVF&R training facility

Booking photo for Scott M Taube from the Washington County Jail.

SHERWOOD, Ore. – A 52-year-old who works as a captain with Clark County Fire Dist. 6 has been arraigned on third-degree sex abuse and harassment charges, accused of sexually abusing someone at the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) facility in Sherwood.

The alleged incident happened during a training exercise back in May.

On July 30, the victim told Washington County sheriff’s deputies that Scott Taube, 52, of Vancouver, touched her “in a sexual way” during a training exercise.

Detectives talked with an impartial witness who said they saw the reported conduct.

At the time, he was a contract employee for Washington County and trained new emergency medical technicians at the TVF&R facility.

He was not employed by TVF&R, but most recently was hired as a captain with Clark County Fire District 6. Officials with the district say he’s since been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Taube was cited on the third-degree sex abuse charge on August 15. He was arraigned on that charge and an additional count of harassment on Tuesday morning.

He’s since been released from the Washington County Jail.

If you have any relevant information in this case, call detectives at (503) 846-2500.

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