A McMinnville man has been indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury on charges that he raped and otherwised sexually abused a McMinnville woman at a hotel in Lincoln City back in June. Deputy District Attorney Michelle Branum told NewsYamhillCounty.com that the grand jury filed charges against Derek White that included first degree Rape, one count of Sexual Abuse in the second degree and one count of Sexual Abuse in the third degree.
Branum said the case came to light when the McMinnville victim called authorities in Yamhill County who in turn alerted Lincoln City Police. White was returned to Lincoln County where he was booked into the county jail in Newport where he awaits his next court appearance October 10th. He remains in the county jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.