Lake Oswego man indicted for child luring
The Beaverton Police Department announced today that a grand jury has indicted a Lake Oswego man in a child luring and online sexual corruption case in Washington County.
Beaverton Police detectives arrested 61-year-old Gregory Ryder Anderson July 16 during a sting operation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Portland Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF).
CETF law enforcement officers, posing as a 15-year-old male, communicated with Anderson through a social media application and agreed to meet Anderson to engage in sexual activity. When Anderson arrived at the agreed upon location, he was arrested by BPD detectives and taken to Washington County Jail where he was charged with luring a minor and online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree.
"We're very passionate here about trying to protect innocents. On a regular basis we do these undercover mission stings," said Officer Jeremy Shaw, BPD public information office. "We did not have a specific tip about Mr. Anderson. They connected using a social media site, and that's how we started talking to Mr. Anderson. It all occurred within the same evening."
According to Shaw, Anderson was released on bail following his arrest. He appeared before the Washington County grand jury Aug. 2 where he was indicted for online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree, two counts of luring a minor and attempted sodomy in the third degree. According to court documents, Anderson entered a plea of not guilty and is expected back in court on Aug. 26 for case management. He is not currently in police custody.
Beaverton police say Anderson has had extensive contact with minors, and they believe there may be additional victims. Anderson volunteered at Wilson High School. He is the former Parent-Teacher Organization treasurer at Jackson Middle School, as well as the treasurer for Three Rivers Ski League. 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 1990s.
Parents or guardians who have a child who has come in contact with Anderson are urged to tell their child that he has been arrested for inappropriate behavior with a child, and ask if he did or said anything appropriate.
According to BPD, if a child discloses an incident that happened 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, parents are asked to contact Detective Maggie Brown at 503-526-2538.
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