Jun 10, 2021 12:23 PM

Junction City sex crime suspect facing additional charges

Posted Jun 10, 2021 12:23 PM

MANHATTAN ā€”A Junction City man arrested June 4 on child sex crime allegations is facing additional accusations. 

Police arrested 31-year-old Aaron Zachry late Wednesday afternoon on three additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child while still confined in the Riley County Jail, according to Riley County Police Department spokesperson Aaron Wintermote.

These charges came after further information was collected during the ongoing investigation into Zachry. The circumstances behind these additional charges are believed to have occurred on March 13, 2021, at a residence in Manhattan. 

Zachry was issued a bond of $300,000 for these additional charges, resulting in a total bond of $360,000. The bond for his initial arrest on June 4 is $60,000. Zachry remains confined in the Riley County Jail at the time of this report.

Zachry's initial arrest on June 4, at the Northview P ark Pool in Manhattan was for one count of sexual exploitation of a child after nude photographs of minors were found on his cell phone.

Zachry was employed as a paraeducator at Northview Elementary in Manhatta.  Police are asking parents or anyone with additional information to please contact RCPD at (785) 537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777. Using the Crime Stoppers service allows you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.