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Sheriff Morrison reports on 11/16/2023, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office deputies tracked down and arrested 39 year old Abraham Escalera of Chelan.  The arrest was a  result of an investigation into a report of a sexual assault conducted by Chelan County Detectives.

Through the investigation, detectives established probable cause for the arrest of Escalera on charges of Rape of a Child 2nd Degree, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Rape of a Child 3rd degree, and Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct, and obstructing a public servant.

This case involved two female victims, one 13 years of age and one 15 years of age.  Evidence was obtained that showed over a period of time Escalera provided them drugs in exchange for sexual acts in addition to creating child sexual abuse material by photographing his victims.

Anyone that has information regarding this case or Abraham Escalera, please contact the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.