Grants Pass Man Charged for Sex Abuse

CalderonGRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 37-year old man from Grants Pass was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Tuesday for rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses.

At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, OSP detectives arrested Joseph A. Calderon and lodged him in the Josephine County Jail for Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Penetration, and Sexual Abuse. A Josephine County Jury indicted Calderon on April 9th. Initial bail was set at $100,000.

In June of 2013, OSP detectives began an investigation into allegations that Calderon sexually abused a female several years ago when the victim was between 4 and 12 years of age. There is no evidence or information at this time that there are other victims, according to Oregon State Police.

Questions regarding the case should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.