Oregon child sex crimes suspect on the run after cutting off ankle monitor, deputies say

Deputies in Oregon are searching for a child sex crimes suspect after he removed his ankle monitor and fled, authorities said.

Media release: Man Facing Measure 11 Sex Crimes Cuts off His GPS Ankle Monitor On the afternoon of Tuesday, October...

Posted by Washington County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

According to KGW and KATU, 29-year-old Josiah Rosales was released on $125,000 bail Sept. 16, two months after he was charged with rape, sodomy, luring a minor, encouraging child sex abuse and other sex crimes, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

"Mr. Rosales had several conditions associated with his release, to include wearing a GPS ankle monitor at all times," the post said.

But deputies learned Tuesday that the Aloha resident had cut his device, the Sheriff's Office said. Search crews have not been able to find him, KGW reported.

Deputies said the 5-foot-9, 300-pound Rosales was last spotted on Southwest Breckenridge Lane, KGW reported. Deputies are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 911.

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