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Man Shot by CHP Officer in Trinity County Accused of Sexual Activity with a Minor

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Apr 30 2013 08:19:45 PM CDT
Updated On: May 01 2013 01:48:14 PM CDT
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Sean Eric Karjala

RED BLUFF, Calif. -

The man shot by a CHP Officer in Trinity County had been arrested a few weeks ago in Tehama County.

According to a court declaration obtained by KRCR News Channel Seven, Karjala is being charged with 38 counts related to six different felonies.

These charges include oral copulation with a person under 16, lewd acts upon a child, sexual penetration by foreign object with someone under the age of 16 and contact with a minor for sexual reasons.

The investigation was launched by Tehama County District Attorney Investigator Eric Clay.

According to the court documents, Investigator Clay went undercover, posing as a

"Destiny" and Karjala had multiple conversations of a "sexual nature."

The documents said Karjala told "Destiny" that he had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl who goes to Red Bluff High School. Karjala allegedly told "Destiny" he would talk to this girl about allowing her to join them.

He also told "Destiny" that he engages in bondage.

Based on this, Investigator Clay filed for a search warrant in early April for both Karjala's home and workplace, which is Maui Bob's Office Cleaning in Redding.

Clay went to Maui Bob's first and saw Karjala but he didn't get out of his car and then took off.

Officers tried pulling him over, but he took off again, leading them on a short pursuit.

Karjala ditched his car and took off. Eventually officers caught up and arrested him.

Officers found "a large number of firearms and ammunition" at his home in Redding. Karjala is a convicted felon, so he is also charged with two counts of beingĀ  in possession of a firearm.

He posted bail Monday, April 22nd. He was shot by a CHP Officer in Trinity County the following Sunday.

The shooting happened after Karjala charged at an officer with a hatchet.

Karjala is listed in stable condition at Mercy Medical Center.

Once he is medically cleared, officer said he will be booked for various charges, including attempted murder of a peace officer.