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Hermiston man arrested while out on bail

East Oregonian

Published on August 10, 2018 4:02PM


Esteban Muniz Aguilar of Hermiston faces new charges for harassing and molesting a woman.

Aguilar, 31, also goes by other names, including Esteban Salas. As Salas, he pleaded not guilty on July 18 to four counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim in Hermiston. The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office alleged Salas molested a girl younger than 14 from late June 2017 to about mid-March 2018.

He posted $10,000 bail on July 24 to get out of the jail, and ended up back there Thursday.

The Boardman Police Department investigated a case Thursday morning and developed probable cause to arrest Aguilar. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston reported Boardman police had one officer on duty at the time and sent the probable cause affidavit to his department.

“We obviously had a vested interest, if you will, because of our investigation earlier,” Edmiston said.

Hermiston detectives searched for Aguilar/Salas and caught him at a traffic stop. The Morrow County District Attorney’s Office charged him with third-degree sexual abuse, harassment and trespassing, according to court records. His arraignment on the new charges was Friday.



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