A man allegedly used social media to meet single mothers, then sexually assaulted them and their daughter, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – A man is accused of using social media to meet single mothers and then sexually assaulting them and their daughters, law enforcement officials said Thursday afternoon.
Antonio Arredondo, 37, has been indicted twice this month in two separate sexual abuse cases in Washington County, and authorities believe there may be more victims.
Through those investigations, detectives became aware of at least two other Oregon cases involving Arredondo that are currently being investigated by police in Portland and the city of Dallas in Polk County.
Law enforcement officials said they believe Arredondo searches for single women with young daughters on Facebook or other social networking sites and pursues a relationship with the mother. According to law enforcement, shortly after the relationship began, he sexually assaulted the mother and/or daughter.
Arredondo is a registered sex offender in a Texas case similar to those in Oregon.
Investigators believe Arredondo has been in the Pacific Northwest for several years and has more victims in the area. He is currently in prison in Washington County.
On August 2, he was indicted by a grand jury in Washington County with three counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, all involving a case in Tigard. On August 14, he was charged with another count of first-degree sexual abuse in a separate case in Washington County.
If you or someone you know is an Arredondo victim, please contact your local law enforcement or call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.
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