Convicted Ridgefield child rapist faces new charges

first_imgA Ridgefield man previously convicted of raping a young girl made a first court appearance Monday in a new child molestation case.Juan Gabriel Fregoso Uribe, 45, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of two counts of first-degree child molestation, as well as indecent liberties with forcible compulsion. His bail was set at $150,000 by Judge Daniel Stahnke.The victim in the new case was interviewed in January after her mother reported the crimes. The girl, 11, said Fregoso Uribe forced her to touch him inappropriately on multiple occasions in 2016 while they were at his house, according to an affidavit of probable cause.“He told me, ‘Don’t tell no one or I will go to jail,’ ” the girl told investigators, according to the affidavit.In May 2018, Fregoso Uribe was convicted by a Clark County Superior Court jury of first-degree rape of a child, three counts of first-degree child molestation and indecent liberties with forcible compulsion in a case involving an 8-year-old girl in 2017. He was sentenced by Stahnke to 26 1/2 years in prison.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office filed an order March 20 to transport Fregoso Uribe from the Airway Heights Corrections Center for this latest court case.His arraignment hearing is set for Friday.last_img read more