On Tuesday, April 1st at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted Efren Valencia, 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him into custody. A Klamath County Circuit Court judge issued a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after a grand jury indicted Valencia following an investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division. Valencia was lodged in the Klamath County Jail.
The investigation centered on alleged criminal conduct toward a known female victim when she was less than 12 years of age. In October 2013, OSP arrested Valencia related to another sex abuse investigation into allegations involving a second known female victim who at the time was also under 12 years of age.