Area school counselor arrested on sex abuse charges; police seek info

School counselor in the Springfield area was arrested on April 3 and charged with 10 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse. Craig B. Steinberg, 55, of Springfield, worked with multiple children through his past employment, and the Springfield Police department is asking the public’s help for any information they might have in this case. 

He worked at SCAR Jasper Mountain from January 1997 through April 2007. The Eugene 4J School District has been referring children to him for counseling for the past 10 plus years. He worked for the Bethel School District from 2014-2015 and again in 2017-2019. He worked at Vista Counseling and Consultation as a private contractor since September 2019. He also taught a “Mindfulness” class at Thurston Middle School last school year. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information to contact the Investigative Services Division at 541-726-3721.



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