Beaverton Police arrested a youth pastor who they say tried to lure an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.
On September 7, 2018 police arrested 30-year-old Ryan Mutchler. Mutchler had a text message conversation, over several days with an undercover detective, which outlined Mutchler’s desires to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Mutchler was taken to Washington County Jail and charged with Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the Second Degree and Luring a Minor.
Beaverton Police were informed of Mr. Mutchler’s potential behavior by alert parents who monitored their child’s cell phone use. The child's parents told police Mutchler met their child at a joint church camp between June 24th and June 30, 2018.
Mutchler was a youth pastor at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego and he assisted with the Aloha High School marching band program on a short-term basis.
Police believe there is a potential for more victims given Mutchler’s work with youth. Any additional victims or anyone with information regarding Mutchler’s behavior are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton Police officer.