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Alleged stalker faces new charges of sex abuse

A 27-year-old woman reported a childhood sexual assault to Medford police after learning her alleged abuser had been arrested for reportedly violating a stalking order involving a 10-year-old girl.

Bradley Lawrence Garibay, 41, of Medford, was arraigned Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, court records show. He was being held in the Jackson County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

Medford police arrested Garibay Tuesday after he allegedly tried to contact the 10-year-old on Facebook in violation of a temporary stalking order signed Aug. 14 by Circuit Judge Patricia Crain, according to an affidavit filed by police. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of stalking.

After learning about Garibay's arrest, the 27-year-old told police Wednesday that Garibay had sexually assaulted her when she stayed at his house 16 years ago, court documents show. She said she "had been afraid to say anything," because their families had been close friends and she had considered Garibay as an uncle.

She told police she had been friends with Garibay's daughter when she spent the night at his apartment. She had been sleeping in the living room when Garibay allegedly started to fondle and touch her body, including her genital area.

The alleged victim told police she "froze," then considered jumping off the second-floor balcony to get away. Garibay allegedly stopped after she "moved her body away," but he didn't let her leave or call her mother, the woman claimed. He allegedly told her, "We belong together, and we are family," court documents show.

Garibay has no other criminal record in Oregon, according to court documents.

— Reach reporting intern at 541-776-4485 or tnguyen@mailtribune.com. Follow her on Twitter at @nguyenntrann.

Bradley Lawrence Garibay