Sherwood officer cleared of accusations of intimidating victim in wife's case

Sherwood officer cleared of accusations of intimidating victim in wife's case
Denise Keesee. (Washington County Sheriff's Office photo)

SHERWOOD, Ore. – An investigation has cleared a Sherwood police officer who was accused of trying to cover up his wife’s sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student at the school where she was a teacher.

Adam Keesee was placed on administrative leave on June 25, 2013. His wife, Denise Keesee, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on April 30.

Court documents alleged that when the victim threatened to tell the principal about the sexual contact, Denise Keesee threatened to tell her husband about it, which she eventually did.

In a $5.1 million lawsuit he filed against the Sherwood School District, the victim said Adam Keesee tried to prevent the boy from coming forward about the abuse by pulling him over and pointing his gun at the boy during traffic stops.

Oregon State Police conducted the criminal investigation, and the city attorney’s office initiated a third-party investigation as well.

Adam Keesee returned to full-time duty on Wednesday.