News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Updated: Monday, April 24, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
UPDATED w/ ARREST: Sheriff's Office IDs suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old
Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230
UPDATE (April 27, 2017, 2:30 p.m.) -- ADDITIONAL ARREST INFO
New photo courtesy CBP: Santiago Martinez-Flores
On Wednesday April 26, officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained Santiago Martinez-Flores at the California/Mexico border, about 15 miles out of San Diego, on the Sheriff's Office warrant for the Feb. 26 sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.
Martinez-Flores is currently detained at San Diego County Jail. No booking photo is available. A photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection is linked above.
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detective is currently traveling to Southern California to interview Martinez-Flores.
The extradition process to bring the suspect back to Clackamas County is underway.
EARLIER (Wednesday, April 26, 9:15 p.m.) -- SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CALIFORNIA
Suspect Santiago Martinez-Flores has been arrested and taken into custody in Southern California.
Additional information will be available late Thursday morning (April 27).
EARLIER (Monday, April 24, 2:55 p.m.)
A suspect in the burglary and sexual assault of a 9-year old girl has been identified through physical evidence. Photos of the suspect are attached, and the Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team detectives have identified the suspect as Santiago Martinez-Flores, born 03/02/1969. At this writing he is 48 years old.
Santiago Martinez-Flores has also been known to use the aliases "Felipe Coeto" and "Isidro Ramos Flores."
The sexual assault occurred at the Clackamas Trails Apartments during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
Martinez-Flores has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1994. He was last known to have been deported to Mexico in March of 2001 after serving approximately two years in the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Martinez-Flores has used several different aliases in the past ("Felipe Coeto" and "Isidro Ramos Flores," listed above) and could very well be using an alias at this time.
Several photos of Santiago Martinez-Flores are attached, as well as the original Sheriff's Office suspect sketch.
Anyone with information that can help the Sheriff's Office locate and arrest Santiago Martinez-Flores is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230.
The March 1 release in this case is reproduced below.
EARLIER (March 1, 2017, 2:22 p.m.) -- Sheriff's Office releases suspect sketch, seeks tips in sexual assault of 9-year-old
Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team is asking the public for tips following the Feb. 26 sexual assault of a 9-year-old at the Clackamas Trails Apartments, located at 10411 SE Cook Ct. in unincorporated Clackamas County. A suspect sketch is linked above.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, an unknown assailant broke into an apartment in the apartment complex. Once inside, the suspect sexually abused the young victim as she was sleeping.
The victim woke up during the assault -- and was later able to provide a description of the suspect.
A forensic artist met with the child and produced the attached sketch of the assailant, described as follows:
- Possibly a Hispanic male
- Wearing a black sweater and a yellow, grey, and black beanie cap
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 17-5230.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office