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Wednesday, September 18, 1991 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Keizer, Ore.

Couple Charged With Child Abuse

Times Staff: Times News Services

KEIZER, Ore.

A school bus driver and her husband have been charged with 34 counts of rape, sexual abuse and criminal mistreatment of their adopted and foster children.

Police arrested Thomas Francis Crapser, 45, and Dolly Crapser, 46, after a 2 1/2-month investigation, said Kirk Engdall, a deputy district attorney for Marion County.

Engdall said the allegations involve gagging and beating, striking on the head with a clubbing device, hitting with a belt, kicking, shoving against a wall, force-feeding and causing a dog to bite children in the couple's care.

The criminal charges involve five boys and three girls ages 6 to 13. The incidents allegedly occurred during the past six years.

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