Suspect Arrested For Trying To Lure Child For Sex

Beaverton Police arrested 61-year-old Gregory Ryder Anderson, a Lake Oswego resident, for Luring a Minor and Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree.

In July, law enforcement officers working in the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, communicated with Anderson via a social media application. Law enforcement officers, posing as a 15-year-old male, agreed to meet Anderson to engage in sexual activity. When Anderson arrived at the location, he was arrested.

He's charged with Luring a Minor and Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree.

On August 2, evidence in this case was presented to a Washington County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury indicted Anderson for the following charges: Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree, two counts of Luring a Minor and Attempted Sodomy in the Third Degree.

Anderson had extensive contact with minors. Anderson volunteered at Wilson High School, the former PTO treasurer at Jackson Middle School and the treasurer for Three Rivers Ski League. Mr. Anderson was also a youth group leader for the boys choir at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lake Oswego for six years in the mid 1990’s.

Given Anderson’s past contact with minors, BPD detectives believe there may be additional victims. Parents or guardians who have a child who has come in contact with Anderson should let their child know that he has been arrested for inappropriate behavior with a child. Parents and guardians should tell their child that if Anderson did, or said, anything inappropriate to them to let them know. If a child discloses an incident that did happen to him or her, or that they observed happen to someone else, the parent should not ask the child detailed questions about the incident. Instead, please contact Detective Maggie Brown at 503-526-2538.

Portland FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, CETF, is a law-enforcement partnership that is dedicated to identifying and arresting child predators, recovering minor victims of sex trafficking and on-line exploitation, and addressing sexual exploitation. The CETF consists of FBI agents, detectives, and officers from Portland-area agencies that have a firm commitment in addressing child exploitation. The member agencies are Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

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