Controversy Over Train Linked To Sexual Abuse

Released Monday, 20th July 2020
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Cassandra Ruwaldt says she nearly crashed her car when she saw a wooden train on display in the Central Oregon town of Metolius. That train was built by Ruwaldt’s former stepfather, a convicted sex offender, who began abusing her when she was eight years old. She says he used his woodworking projects, including the train, as a ruse to isolate Ruwaldt in order to abuse her. She attended a city council meeting in March to inform the city about the train’s history and urged them not to put it on display. Earlier this month, the city of Metolius voted to give the train a prominent spot in front of its city hall anyway. On Friday, a city employee told OPB the train has been destroyed, but Ruwaldt says she’s still disgusted with the way things unfolded. We hear more from Ruwaldt.

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