WINCHESTER — Eight years after it was reported to police and 14 years after it purportedly began, a man has been arrested over child molestation allegations.
Elmer Mauricio Amaya-Orellana, 46, faces two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The 26-year-old complainant went to police in 2011 and said Amaya-Orellana began abusing her when she was a sixth-grader, according to Winchester Police Department Detective Charles C. Barlow’s criminal complaint. She said Amaya-Orellana touched her inappropriately in her home and forced her to masturbate him.
Barlow said Amaya-Orellana agreed in 2011 to come to the police department for an interview, but left the country. The complaint didn’t say where he went or how police learned he he’d returned to the U.S. Amaya-Orellana was arrested Monday in Winchester, according to the department’s arrest log.
Amaya-Orellana was being held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center on Tuesday. A Northwestern staffer said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a “detainer” on Amaya-Orellana, meaning he faces deportation proceedings when his criminal case is adjudicated.