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Six men arrested in child predator sting originating in Oregon

Federal program targets online child predators

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.
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The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was developed federally in 1998 as the number of children and teenagers using the internet increased and child sexual abuse images became available electronically, authorities say.

Six men accused of talking to minors online and going to a location for sex were arrested after a targeted effort by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office near Portland, Oregon.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the men were arrested Thursday.

The sheriff’s office says deputies posed as 15-year-old girls and boys on dating websites and social media. The sheriff’s office says the men contacted the undercover deputies and were arrested at a location where they thought they would meet the teens.

The suspects include men from Beaverton, Oregon City, Bethany, Portland and one from Washington state.

They were charged with luring a minor and first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.

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