Man Arrested for Numerous Sex Crimes, Detectives Believe There May Be More Victims

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies arrested a Medford man Friday morning after serving a search warrant at his residence on the 3900 block of West Main Street.

Courtesy of JCSO

Emilio Castillejos-Lopez, 46, of Medford is lodged in the Jackson County jail on 12 sex crime charges.

On November 24, 2021, JCSO deputies responded to a report of a sexual assault in the Medford area. After the initial report, detectives identified a previous possible victim. Upon further investigation it was determined that there was probable cause to arrest Castillejos-Lopez for numerous sex crimes including rape, sex abuse, sodomy, and luring a minor.

Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force assisted with the search warrant and will forensically examine digital devices seized for further evidence of sex crimes. Castillejos-Lopez has been charged with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree sodomy, second-degree sexual penetration, and luring a minor.

Bail is set at $2,272,500.

Based on information gathered in the investigations, detectives believe Castillejos-Lopez may have other victims.

Anyone with information can call Detective Tobias at (541) 774-6800 and reference case 21-6210. The case is still under investigation.

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