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Other juvenile victims were identified during the 10-month police investigation

PRINEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Gildardo Toledo VargasGildardo Toledo Vargas, of Prineville, was arrested Friday on rape and sexual abuse charges.

In March of 2018, Prineville Police Department began a 10-month investigation into a reported child abuse that occurred in Prineville. During the course of the investigation, other juvenile victims were identified.

According to a police department report, on Jan. 25, 49-year-old Vargas was arrested on a Crook County warrant following a grand jury indictment and lodged at the Crook County Jail on one count of rape 1 and four counts of sexual abuse 1.

The Hermiston Police Department and the Department of Human Services Child Welfare assisted the Prineville Police Department with the investigation.

Anyone with further information regarding this case can contact the case agent Detective Kathryn Bottoms at 541-447-4168, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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