ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
Contact: Deputy Chief Warren Hensman Released: 01/07/16
Phone: 541.482.5211 Case Number: 16-0018
ARREST MADE IN SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION
Matthew Hokulii Aranda (31) was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with a series of sex crimes including: Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. He was also charged with Delivery Controlled Substance Schedule I I II to a Minor, and Coercion. The listed charges stem from a relationship Aranda developed with a juvenile female.
Earlier today, a Jackson County Grand Jury indicted Aranda on all of the above crimes, adding the additional charges of Rape in the First Degree and Stalking. Ashland Detectives continue to investigate Aranda and believe there may be additional victims.
If anyone has information about Aranda, you are encouraged to call the Ashland Police Department at 541.482.5211. You can also call the anonymous tip line at 541.552.2333 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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