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Nike Co-Founder's Daughter-In-Law Arrested
The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested on sex abuse charges involving a 17-year-old boy.
Melissa Bowerman, 43, was arrested at her home in Fossil, Oregon.
She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and booked for investigation of three felony counts - luring a minor, second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree online sexual corruption of a child, reports said.
The Oregonian newspaper quoted her husband, Jon Bowerman, as saying authorities served a search warrant at the couple's house and searched his wife's computers, cameras and other belongings.
"I'm still in a state of shock," he told the newspaper.
"She's still my wife, I still love her and still will no matter how this thing turns out."
The alleged offences involve a teenage athlete on a track and field team Bowerman coaches at a central Oregon high school.
In May 2012, she was dismissed as the volunteer Condon/Wheeler high school track coach after she escorted a 17-year-old boy to a prom. She called that an error in judgment.
The late Bill Bowerman co-founded Nike with Phil Knight.