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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
 Posted: December 11, 2014, 10:38 a.m.

Three arrested in online underage sex sting

Booking photos:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and INTERCEPT conducted a sting late last week and arrested three suspects on online child sexual corruption charges.

Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team (CAT) and the Interagency Child Sex Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT) worked together during the online sting -- posing as both male and female children on the Internet.

Within just a few hours during the sting operation, three subjects chatting with the detectives -- and believing the detectives to be children -- arranged to meet at an address for what the subjects allegedly believed would be sex with underage boys and girls.

These three suspects were arrested upon arrival at the arranged meeting place -- and lodged at Clackamas County Jail on charges of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree.

The suspects -- all arrested last Friday evening, Dec. 5 -- are:

Suspect booking photos are linked above.

Detectives are also investigating the identity of four more suspects for the crime of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree.

INTERCEPT comprises detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Department of Homeland Security Child Exploitation Section, and the Department of Justice.

Detectives urge anyone who feels they have been a victim of this type of crime to come forward.  They also encourage parents to keep and eye on their children's Internet use and ensure parents know who their children are communicating with online.

If you don't know if a crime has been committed but want to report suspicious online activity, you can use the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's anonymous Cyber Tip Hotline.

Additional web resources for parents and kids about Internet safety:

RELEVANT OREGON REVISED STATUTES:


163.431 Definitions for ORS 163.431 to 163.434. As used in ORS 163.431 to 163.434:

(1) "Child" means a person who the defendant reasonably believes to be under 16 years of age.

(2) "Online communication" means communication that occurs via telephone text messaging, electronic mail, personal or instant messaging, chat rooms, bulletin boards or any other transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, cellular system, electromagnetic system or other similar means.

(3) "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person or causing such person to touch the sexual or other intimate parts of the actor for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party

(4) "Sexually explicit conduct" means actual or simulated:

(a) Sexual intercourse or deviant sexual intercourse;
(b) Genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital or oral-anal contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between humans and animals;
(c) Penetration of the vagina or rectum by any object other than as part of a medical diagnosis or treatment or as part of a personal hygiene practice;
(d) Masturbation;
(e) Sadistic or masochistic abuse; or
(f) Lewd exhibition of sexual or other intimate parts.

(5) "Solicit" means to invite, request, seduce, lure, entice, persuade, prevail upon, coax, coerce or attempt to do so.
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163.432 Online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree.

(1) A person commits the crime of online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree if the person is 18 years of age or older and:

(a) For the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person or another person, knowingly uses an online communication to solicit a child to engage in sexual contact or sexually explicit conduct; and
(b) Offers or agrees to physically meet with the child.

(2) Online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree is a Class C felony.
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163.433 Online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree.

(1) A person commits the crime of online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree if the person violates ORS 163.432 and intentionally takes a substantial step toward physically meeting with or encountering the child.

(2) Online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree is a Class B felony


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