Springfield police arrest rape suspect in Eugene

Maximiano Fonseca, 59, of Springfield is suspected of sexually abusing two children in 2012.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 4:02 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A man suspected of sexually abusing two children in 2012 was arrested in Eugene on Tuesday, Springfield police said.

Maximiano Fonseca, 59, of Springfield faces charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.

Police said Fonseca was arrested as a result of a sexual abuse investigation. They said they’d been looking for Fonseca since March, when they first learned of the allegations.

Fonseca was in Mexico at the start of the investigation but had recently returned to Oregon when investigators arrested him.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact detectives at 541-726-3721.

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