Wilder man arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with minor

October 11, 2018

Hector Arias

WILDER — A man Wilder Police believed was with a previously missing 14-year-old girl, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct with a minor under 16, according to the Wilder Police Department.

Police began an investigation for the missing teenager on Oct. 1 who was believed to have been with 35-year-old Hector Arias. The investigation led police to believe there was inappropriate contact happening.

The 14-year-old was found safe Oct. 2, according to police. Arias was taken into custody on a parole violation later that day.

Arias faces new charges as of Tuesday for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 16 and distribution of a controlled substance to a minor under 18, according to police.

He is currently in custody of the Canyon County jail.

Police say it is possible there are more victims. If anyone has more information contact the Wilder Police Department through the Canyon County Sherriff’s Office at 208-454-7531.

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