This is a Mennonite church worker who has been publicly accused of sexual abuse. They are listed here as part of the Mennonite Abuse Prevention (MAP) list. Anyone with additional information or documentation on this person, please contact mennonite[at]snapnetwork.org or mail to MAP List, P.O. Box 442632, Lawrence, KS, 66044. All sources will be kept confidential.
Name: Matthew David Yoder
Date of Birth: app. 1983
Description: Convicted of three counts of second-degree sex abuse. Sentenced to 32 months in prison in March 2014.
Church-related positions held: Teacher, Western Mennonite High School
Current location/employment: In prison, due for release by end of 2016
Documentation: "Case No. 15CV04946," Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, Multnomah County. Cited in "Former Western Mennonite School student sues for $5.5 million, says school knew teacher had been accused of sexual abuse," The Oregonian, March 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/save/_embed/http://media.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/other/Complaint.pdf
"Teacher, 29, arrested for sex abuse of student at Western Mennonite High School in Salem," The Oregonian, Feb. 15, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20150512205548/http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/02/teacher_29_arrested_for_sex_ab.html
"Former Western Mennonite School student sues for $5.5 million, says school knew teacher had been accused of sexual abuse," The Oregonian, March 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150716034844/http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/03/former_western_mennonite_schoo.html
"M.L.'s Statement." Cited on "Former Western Mennonite School student sues for $5.5 million, says school knew teacher had been accused of sexual abuse," The Oregonian, March 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20160415191458/http://media.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/other/ML's%20Statement.pdf
"Sex abuse victim sues Western Mennonite High School," Yamhill Valley News Register, March 4, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150315205701/http://newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=sex-abuse-victim-sues-western-mennonite-school--1425477904--16955--1home-news
"Local student abused by teacher sues Western Mennonite School," Associated Press, March 2, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151220015216/http://katu.com/news/local/student-abused-by-teacher-sues-western-mennonite-school
"Western Mennonite sued for failing to protect student," Statesman Journal, March 3, 2015. http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/03/03/mennonite-school-sued-failing-protect-student/24326861/
"O'Donnell Clark and Crew files child sex abuse lawsuit against Western Mennonite School and Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference," Blog, O'Donnell Clark and Crew LLP, March 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150316043904/http://www.kellyclarkattorney.com/odonnell-clark-crew-files-child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-against-western-mennonite-school-and-pacific-northwest-mennonite-conference/
"Student sexually abused by teacher sues Western Mennonite High School," Associated Press, March 3, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150317104230/http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/8780a283a53f4845aa526021e81eb8e9/OR--Mennonite-School-Lawsuit
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