Man charged with sexual abuse of four children, more victims possible

Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr, 35, of Salem, Oregon. [Image credit: Marion County Jail]


35-year-old Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr appeared in court on Friday where he was arraigned on charges related to the sexual abuse of four children and his bail was set at $500,000.


He remains in custody at the Marion County Correctional Facility and he is due to be back in court tomorrow morning at 8:30 to enter his plea.


Investigators have not stated how he knew the children, but have expressed concern that there may be more victims that are of yet unidentified due to the fact that his wife ran a day care out of their home.


Anyone with further information about the case is asked to call the Salem Police Department Criminal Investigation Section at (503) 588-6050 or to contact the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


Del Rio has lived in the areas of Salem-Keizer and McMinnville, Oregon as well as the area of Twin Falls in Idaho. He also went by the names Fernando, Freddy and Nando.


The current charges against Del Rio are four counts of sodomy in the first degree and six counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.  According to the court records, some of the offense dates date back to 2017.



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