WCSO: Accused sex offender cuts off ankle monitor in Aloha
A man awaiting trial for allegedly sexually abusing children cut off his court-ordered GPS monitor in Aloha on Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Washington County Sheriff's Office reported.
Josiah Rosales, a 29-year-old Aloha resident, had been out on bail since Sept. 16. On Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said it was notified that Rosales had apparently removed the ankle monitor. His last known location is the 17800 block of Southwest Breckenridge Lane in Aloha, from which he apparently departed on foot, the Sheriff's Office said.
Court records indicate Rosales was indicted July 30 on 18 felony charges, including rape, sexual abuse, sodomy and luring a minor, in Washington County Circuit Court. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and posted $125,000 bail on Sept. 16.
A trial date was set for Jan. 7.
Rosales is described as 5-foot-9 and 300 pounds. As of Tuesday night, he had not yet been located and brought into custody, the Sheriff's Office said.
A felony warrant was issued for Rosales' arrest.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who sees Rosales or has information on his whereabouts to call 9-1-1 immediately. Members of the public are urged not to approach Rosales or attempt to detain him themselves.
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