Saturday, July 15, 2017

39-Year-Old Male Arrested for Luring, Online Sexual Corruption During Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission (Photo)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 15th, 2017 1:42 PM
Downloadable file: Kevin M. Jones
On Friday July 14, 2017, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit (STU) arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with online luring of a child.

Kevin M. Jones of Portland was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Luring a Minor (16 counts), Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the Second Degree (two counts), Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the First Degree, Attempt Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Attempt Sodomy, and Attempt Rape in the Third Degree.

The investigation started last week in Douglas County, Oregon, when Jones made online contact with an undercover law enforcement official posing as a minor. During the investigation, law enforcement identified Jones as the suspect and that he lived in Portland. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office contacted the Portland Police Bureau and informed the Sex Trafficking Unit of Jones.

A Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit officer posing as a minor made contact with Jones. During online correspondence, Jones made arrangements to meet the undercover officer at a parking garage in the Lloyd District to perform sexual acts. Jones arrived at the parking garage and was arrested by officers with the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

After Jones was arrested, Sexual Trafficking Unit officers and FBI agents served a warrant at Jones residence, located in the 5800 Block of Northeast Going Street.

Detectives believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Jones or are a victim, please contact Sergeant Norm Staples with the Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118 or 503-545-3391.

Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes. Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to suffer through physical, sexual, and mental abuse. The Portland Police Bureau, in conjunction with other Federal and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to deterring prostitution and sex trafficking activities.

If you know or think that someone may be involved in trafficking or is being exploited, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-255-0118, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline:

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