U.S. Marshals Led Task Force Arrests Local Child Sex Abuse Suspect in Klamath County

JCSO Case 22-2391

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The United States Marshals Service led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) tracked down and arrested a man wanted in Jackson County on a felony warrant for child sex abuse Tuesday in rural Chiloquin, Ore. The suspect, Jonathan Javier Montes, 32, was wanted on a felony charge of first-degree sex abuse for a 2020 crime committed against a child in Jackson County. He is now lodged in the Klamath County Jail awaiting transportation back to Jackson County. PNVOTF arrested Montes without incident at a residence on Royal Coachman Drive in Chiloquin around 30-miles north of Klamath Falls.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Special Victims Unit (SVU) detectives began their investigation in mid-2022 after receiving a report of a child sex abuse that occurred approximately two years earlier. Based on the investigation, SVU detectives along with the Jackson County District Attorney’s office obtained a warrant, and PNVOTF made the arrest.

PNVOTF includes personnel from the U.S. Marshals, JCSO, and Central Point Police Department. The task force specializes in locating and arresting fugitives wanted for offenses including, but not limited to, murder, assault, sex crimes, failure to register as a sex offender, firearm violations, and probation violations.