Six men who responded to a fake online ad for sex with a child were arrested in Washington County.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a child predator sting where investigators posed on a variety of social media platforms and dating web sites as 15-year-old boys and girls.
The men contacted undercover deputies online and were arrested after arriving at a location where they believed they would be meeting a child in person for sex.
During this sting, multiple people immediately ended their conversations once they learned the person they were talking with was identifying as a child.
The Sheriff’s Office regularly conducts undercover operations targeting child predators. Parents are encouraged to help their children be safe online and to be aware of the sites and applications their kids are using. The Sheriff’s Office also provides online safety education for parents and community organizations.
All of the following men were arrested for the felony crimes of Luring a Minor and Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree:
26-year-old Mario Bautista-Perez of Beaverton
40-year-old Alfonso Cuevas-Alvarez of Oregon City
22-year-old Larry Liu of Bethany
30-year-old Shawn O’Brien of Portland
25-year-old Pavel Protopopov of Washington State
37-year-old Daniel Yim of Bethany