Ashland man arrested for indecency outside Medford Library

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October 9, 2022

Registered sex offender allegedly exposed himself

By Stephen Floyd, Ashland.news

A local sex offender who was convicted in 2019 for groping a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is back in jail after allegedly exposing himself outside the Medford Library during a childrens’ event.

Justin Allen Neff

Justin Allen Neff, 34, of Ashland, was arrested Monday, Oct. 3, after a library employee called 911 to report a man looking into the library window during children’s story time. Neff then allegedly laid down in an alcove along the outside of the building and committed an indecent act in view of the public.

Police did not describe any children being directly victimized during the incident.

Neff has been charged with public indecency and remains held in the Jackson County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bail. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

Neff was required to register as a sex offender in 2019 after pleading no contest to a charge of third-degree sex abuse for allegedly groping the breast of a sheriff’s deputy that April. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years of probation.

Neff has had numerous other arrests in Oregon dating back to 2008 in Multnomah and Jackson counties. The majority of offenses included property crimes such as theft, burglary and vandalism; since 2015, he has been arrested for harassment, disorderly conduct and assault.

Most recently he was arrested for assaulting his father in July and on Aug. 31 pleaded no contest to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation, and his new arrest may result in violate terms of his sentence.

Email Ashland.news reporter Stephen Floyd at sfloydmedia@gmail.com.

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.
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