ICE detainee faces sex abuse charges in Yamhill County

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Samantha Matsumoto
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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A 26-year-old man in federal immigration custody now faces sex abuse charges in Yamhill County, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Jonathan Alcantara Romero of Dayton was arraigned Wednesday on charges of first-degree sex abuse and first-degree attempted sex abuse, Yamhill sheriff's spokesman Capt. Chris Ray said.

Deputies say Romero abused a 14-year-old in August 2016.

After a six-week investigation, deputies discovered Romero was in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Tacoma pending deportation.

Romero is in concurrent custody with the immigration agency at the Yamhill County jail, Ray said.