Newberg man arrested on allegations of sexually abusing boy
A Newberg man faces decades in prison after his arrest last week on allegations he sexually abused a local boy.
Kaleb Villarreal-Hendricks, 24, was arrested on Jan. 3 after detectives from the Beaverton Police Department were alerted in December to the possible abuse. The BPD officers alerted detectives from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department after information surfaced that Hendricks possessed a digital storage device that contained images of him sexually abusing a child in Newberg.
Officers from the NDPD forensics unit recovered the videos from Hendricks' computer, allowing them to identify him and the alleged juvenile victim, identified as a boy under the age of 10.
Hendricks was charged with six counts of first-degree sodomy, eight counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and eight counts second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.
All of the charges are Measure 11 crimes, carrying with them stiff mandatory sentences should Hendricks be found guilty.
Hendricks was arraigned on the charges Thursday and bail was set at $500,000, according to Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry. His next appearance is set for Thursday, where he will face an indictment. He remains in custody at the Yamhill County jail.