WCSO: FedEx driver accused of sexually abusing children
A FedEx driver who had routes in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, Aloha and Tigard is accused of sexually abusing multiple children while on the job, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Alejandro Negrete, 24, was making a delivery at the 4000 block of Southwest 160th Avenue in Beaverton Friday, July 16, around 1 p.m., when he approached a 9-year-old who was playing in the front yard, trying to catch a dragonfly with a net, according to court records.
He asked the child if she wanted candy, and when the child refused, Negrete exposed himself to her, court records show.
The child screamed, ran away and told a parent what had happened, according to the Sheriff's Office. The child later provided law enforcement officials with a description.
Deputies eventually found the FedEx truck and Negrete at the 18300 block of Southwest Shaw Street, according to the Sheriff's Office. Negrete was arrested on sexual abuse and sodomy charges.
After the Sheriff's Office posted a media bulletin about the incident last week, detectives received multiple calls about sexual abuse that may be linked to Negrete, according to court records. One incident involved an 8-year-old in Beaverton who told her parents that a man exposed themselves to her through her front door window. She said she recognized Negrete on the news.
Negrete is expected to face additional charges as the investigation continues. On Monday, July 19, a Washington County judge increased Negrete's bail to $250,000. Negrete remains in custody.
Negrete delivered for FedEx for about a year, according to the Sheriff's Office. Detectives are asking parents who live in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, Tigard and Aloha to talk to their children.
The Sheriff's Office says FedEx has cooperated as well, with the delivery company assisting in the investigation. Negrete is no longer employed by FedEx.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call 503-846-2700.
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