April 2, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Photograph link valid at least 30 days - Source: Klamath County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse in the First Degree.
On April 1, 2014 at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted EFREN M. VALENCIA, age 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him into custody. A Klamath County Circuit Court judge issued a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after a grand jury indicted VALENCIA following an investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division. VALENCIA was lodged in the Klamath County Jail.
The investigation centered on alleged criminal conduct toward a known female victim when she was less than 12 years of age. In October 2013, OSP arrested VALENCIA related to another sex abuse investigation into allegations involving a second known female victim who at the time was also under 12 years of age.
Lead investigator is Detective Don Miller.
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