King City Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Child Sex Abuse Case
Story by by Oregon Herald staff
King City Police first began investigating Saravia in February of 2018 after a young boy made a disclosure of abuse to his family. A family member called police to report the abuse. The boy was taken to CARES Northwest where he told investigators about two instances of sexual abuse involving Saravia, who was known to his family.
According to reports from the child, the abuse began in 2017 and continued into 2018. King City Police Lieutenant Brian Sigler began investigating once the abuse was reported. In conjunction with our partners at CARES Northwest and the Oregon Department of Human Services, Lt. Sigler found the allegations to be credible and Saravia was arrested a short time later.
The Washington County District Attorney's Office would like to acknowledge the work of Lt. Sigler and the King City Police Department, CARES Northwest and DHS on this case.
"It was a long case that went on for around a year. I am relieved that the family, specifically the victim, have gotten justice and can move on and continue to heal. I am also relieved Mr. Saravia can no longer victimize any more children," Lt. Sigler said of the guilty plea and sentence imposed on Saravia.
Investigators fear there could be additional victims who have yet to come forward. We urge anyone with information on additional crimes by Saravia to contact law enforcement.