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Officials searching for suspect accused of sexually assaulting 3 children at Midland mobile park

Juan Steagall-Martinez is accused of sexually assaulting three young children at a Midland mobile park over a one-year period.

MIDLAND, Wash — Editor's note: If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can find help at Rebuilding Hope, the sexual assault center of Pierce County. Call them at (253) 597-6424. Find more resources at the bottom of this story.

Authorities need your help finding a child rape suspect from Midland believed to be in the Tacoma area.

Juan Steagall-Martinez, 51, has felony arrest warrants for one count of first-degree rape of a child and two counts of first-degree child molestation.

Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Steagall-Martinez was employed as a maintenance worker for a Midland mobile home park, where he sexually assaulted three young children over a one-year period.

Investigators believe the 51-year-old is in the Tacoma area, but they are concerned he may try to flee to Mexico. 

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Officials offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Steagall-Martinez' arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. The public can submit tips on the case via the P3 Tips app, the Crime Stoppers website or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Additional resources are available on the Department of Health's website.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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