John Day man charged with forcible rape against multiple victims

George Earl McLean

A homeless John Day man has been charged with sex crimes against multiple victims.

George Earl McLean, 42, was charged July 6 with two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual penetration, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of strangulation and two counts of harassment, according to court documents filed by Grant County Deputy District Attorney Mara Houck.

Six of the charges relate to one victim and allegedly occurred in February, according to court documents, and three of the charges relate to another victim and allegedly occurred in July 2016.

Grant County Undersheriff Zach Mobley said the sheriff’s office and the John Day Police Department investigated the case jointly July 5. He encouraged any other victims, or anyone with more information, to contact the sheriff’s office or police department.

McLean was convicted of harassment in 2002 and 2008, fourth-degree assault in 2011, menacing in 2013 and strangulation and menacing in 2014, according to court documents.

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