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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.

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