EUGENE, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The 17-year-old teen arrested Saturday in Eugene for the rape and beating of a woman near the University of Oregon’s Autzen Stadium was there on a day trip with the Washington County Juvenile Department.
Jaime Tinoco, who is being charged as an adult, “participated in a group outing which included a trip to Autzen Stadium in Eugene to attend the University of Oregon football game,” Lynne Schroeder with Washington County said in an email to KOIN 6 News.
“The group consisted of 12 youth who were supervised by four Juvenile Department staff members,” she said.
The youth and staff members went to Eugene for the Ducks game against Wyoming, which kicked off at 11 a.m.
After the game, the teen separated from the group and Eugene Police were made aware of his disappearance.
Tinoco was arrested just after 10 p.m. Saturday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree assault.
In July, Tinoco was placed on probation in Washington County for first-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and harassment, Schroeder said.
The trip to Eugene was part of a program that helps youth in the system develop positive life skills.
“Mr. Tinoco appeared in juvenile court for his arraignment [Monday] afternoon at 1:30 p.m., as he is being held at the Juvenile Justice facility,” said Lane County District Attorney’s Office Paralegal Erin Cossen.
Cossen said Tinoco was “arraigned as a Circuit Court defendant on automatic remand given the charges.”
His preliminary hearing is set for Monday.