Police: Salem man accused of sexually abusing four children; wife ran a childcare business

Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr., jail booking photo

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A Salem man is accused of sexually abusing four children, and detectives are concerned there may be more victims.

Luis Fernando Del Rio Jr., 35, was arraigned in court Friday on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.

Police did not release information about how Del Rio knew the victims, but investigators said Del Rio’s wife ran a childcare business in their Salem-area home, so there is concern that Del Rio had access to many more children.

Del Rio has used the names Fernando, Freddy and Nando, and he has lived in the Salem-Keizer area, as well as McMinnville and Twin Falls, Idaho.

No further details were released about the case. 

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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(4) comments


He's fit right in at the White House.

Just curious

[thumbdown]Shame, shame on you.

William R

Lotta hair there in that picture. Is he kinda smiling?

Shawny Shoe

He’s smiling because he knows he will walk free soon. They will release him just like they released other CHIMO’S.

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