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Arrest Made In Sex Crimes Investigation, APD News Release Case #16-0018

ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEWS RELEASE
 
  
 
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 tipline@ashland.or.us
 
 Ashland Police Department
1155 East Main Street,
Ashland,Oregon 97520 (541) 488-2211
www.ashland.or.us/police

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