District attorney: Reachana Chan used social media to target five underage girls, none he knew personally prior to contacts.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Reachana Chan of Beaverton was sentenced to 20 years in prison for multiple sex-abuse charges in Washington County Circuit Court.A Beaverton man who used social media to target five underage girls has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison on multiple sex abuse charges.

The sentencing of Reachana Chan by Judge Oscar Garcia in Washington County Circuit Court will result in Chan's transfer to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Chan, 24, pleaded guilty to these charges: Using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, two counts of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual abuse. The convictions represent the sex abuse of five victims between ages 12 to 16.

Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the cases.

Beaverton Police Detective Maggie Brown began investigating the defendant in late 2017. The initial report involved two victims who were sexually assaulted by the defendant when they were 16. The crimes were similar in that the defendant contacted the children online, met them in person and engaged in unwanted sexual conduct. The defendant was arrested on these charges in March 2018.

After the defendant's arrest, police learned of three additional victims. All three were ages 12 or 13 when they met Chan through social media.

While each case is different, the pattern of abuse was the same. Chan would contact the victims and lie about his age. He would then take compromising photos and videos of the girls and later use that material to blackmail them into sexual relations.

In one case, Chan even used a knife to threaten a victim and forced her to perform sexual acts on him. He let her go, but then repeated the pattern and threatened to send out photos he had taken of her. He then forced her to meet him again and repeated the attack.

In addition to his prison sentence, Chan cannot have contact with minors and is barred from using the internet, a computer, or smart phones. He is also required to register as a sex offender.

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