SEVERE WX : High Wind Warning View Alerts

Child care worker accused of sexually abusing a minor

The abuse allegedly took place over the summer when the man was not an employee.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 2:38 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2020 5:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A child care worker has been arrested on sex abuse charges.

Christian Camilo Galindo, 24, was taken into custody on Friday.

At the time of his arrest, Galindo was an employee at the Eugene YMCA, an organization spokesperson said. They said he was working as a tutor but was never alone with any of the children and the alleged abuse took place over the summer when he was not an employee.

In an email to families, chief executive officer Brian Steffen and vice president of operations Holly Kriz Anderson said Galindo worked at the facility from September 2019 to March 2020 and from Sept. 9 of this year to Sept. 25.

Steffen and Anderson wrote that they are deeply saddened by the allegations, and that children's safety is their number one priority.

The email also said all employees do an FBI-based background checked before they are hired. Every five years there is also a FBI fingerprint-based background check.

According to Eugene police, the alleged victim was a minor who is not related to Galindo. Police said they are concerned there may be other victims because Galindo worked as a babysitter.

Galindo is charged with sex abuse in the first degree but is no longer in custody, officials said.

This is a developing story.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156037

Reported Deaths: 2225
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31920532
Washington21287212
Marion18513285
Clackamas13410176
Lane10311128
Jackson8448113
Umatilla767182
Deschutes596260
Yamhill378965
Linn359757
Malheur335158
Polk306942
Klamath279655
Douglas250555
Josephine236152
Benton234816
Jefferson196228
Coos150020
Union128519
Columbia127121
Wasco122126
Lincoln113620
Hood River106929
Morrow105014
Crook77618
Clatsop7756
Baker6619
Curry4296
Tillamook4172
Lake3786
Harney2756
Grant2231
Wallowa1424
Gilliam541
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 54°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 53°
Roseburg
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 46°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events