Bethany man arrested in Tanasbourne in child sex predator sting
Washington County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Bethany man as part of a child predator sting aimed at stop child sex abuse in the county.
Abdullah Sevincer, 37, is charged with luring a minor, a felony.
On Tuesday, July 3, detectives with the Sheriff's Office's violent crimes unit launched a two-day sting aimed at targeting alleged sex abusers.
Deputies reportedly posed as a 15-year-old girl on various social media platforms to communicate with people seeking to have sex with children across the county. During the two-day sting, detectives said they spoke with Sevincer, who arranged to meet the "girl" in the Tanasbourne area for sex.
Sevincer arrived at the meeting location at about 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, according to deputies, where he was arrested without incident. According to the Sheriff's Office, Sevincer had "evidence in his possession corroborating his intent to engage in sexual contact."
Sevincer was booked in the Washington County Jail.
"Detectives would like to remind parents to monitor cell phone and computer use, set parental controls on electronic devices, and educate their children about the dangers online," deputies wrote in a statement on Thursday.
The Sheriff's Office has cracked down on prostitution and child exploitation in the past few years. Last month, seven police agencies across the Portland area arrested 37 people charged with prostitution-related crimes.