K-Mart manager faces child sex abuse charge

Joseph Quijada was arrested Sunday

Joseph Quijada, November 12, 2017 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Quijada, November 12, 2017 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — The manager of a K-Mart in Washington County is accused of sexually abusing a girl who worked at the store.

Joseph Quijada faces charges of luring a minor and encouraging child sex abuse, Beaverton Police said.

The 33-year-old allegedly asked for and got intimate photos from the victim, and also allegedly used his company credit card to rent a hotel room to meet with her.

He was arrested Sunday when police got 2 calls from the K-Mark after an altercation between the manager and the victim’s dad.

The investigation is ongoing and authorities are concerned there may be more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call 503.629.0111. The case number is 17-3160349.

In a statement to KOIN 6 News, Howard Riefs of K-Mart’s parent company said:

The safety of our Kmart associates is a top priority. Kmart condemns the behavior alleged in these charges. Kmart took immediate action to ensure the person accused will not return to the store and is cooperating fully with the police investigation. Kmart is providing assistance and support to all associates at this location.”