INCIDENT: Arrest                                                     CASE # 19-4675

LOCATION: Springfield area.

ARRESTED: Diaz, Robert Joe 63 years old of Springfield

VICTIM: Juvenile female

DATE/TIME:                          June, 15, 2019 @ 0241 hours.

On the above listed date Springfield Police were notified of a sexual assault of a minor child that had recently occurred. The investigation revealed that the victim was attending a birthday gathering, along with numerous other people. At some point during the gathering Robert Diaz reportedly lured the juvenile female to his vehicle, which was parked at the residence. He reportedly offered her money for a “Father’s Day present” before sexually assaulting her. Diaz let the victim go when other people from the gathering arrived in the vicinity of his vehicle. Robert Diaz was an acquaintance of some of the people present and had attended the gathering.

The victim in this case is under the age of ten and is not related to Robert Diaz.

In the early morning hours Springfield Police Officers located Robert Diaz in an apartment in the 1500 block of Main Street. He was taken into custody after trying to hide from the Officers. Robert Diaz was transported to Lane County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of Sexual Abuse 1 and Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1.

Springfield Police are asking anyone with information pertinent to this case or Robert Diaz’s activities to contact the Investigations Bureau at (541) 726-3721

This investigation is ongoing.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721

NEWS RELEASE COMPLETED BY: Sgt. David Lewis 726-3721