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Damascus man arrested on sex abuse charges

by: Contributed photo Daniel Castillo Rodriguez

Clackamas County sheriff's deputies arrested a Damascus man Monday, Aug. 8, on allegations of sexually abusing two women and a teenage girl.

Daniel Castillo Rodriguez, 52, of Damascus faces allegations of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse, said Sgt. James Rhodes, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

He is being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $250,000 bail.

'All of the victims knew Mr. Rodriguez personally,' he said. 'He reportedly took advantage of them after they had become intoxicated from consuming alcohol.'

Based on the allegations, and the man's history as a registered sex offender, detectives fear there are more victims who have not come forward, Rhodes said.

In 1999, Rodriguez was convicted of attempting to commit third-degree sexual assault, meaning he had to register as a sex offender.

Since then, he's lived in Clackamas County and Yamhill County, with his most recent address being in the 19800 block of Southeast Sunnyside Road. He also has a history of working as an auto mechanic.

The lead detective on the case - Maurice Delehant - has received reports that Rodriguez may have sexually assaulted other women in Clackamas and Yamhill counties since 1999, Rhodes said.

Anyone with information about Rodriguez or any alleged crimes he may have committed is asked to call the sheriff's office confidential tip line at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/tip.htm.