Beaverton man charged with posing as high school student to target children
A 26-year-old Beaverton man has been arrested on multiple sex charges after allegedly posing as a high school student on social media to meet his victims.
Lafayette A. Castillo, was arrested on Jan. 15 and indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 24 for sex crimes involving two victims, ages 12 and 14. His bail is set at $1.5 million.
Castillo is charged with two counts of Rape in the the First Degree, Attempted Rape in the First Degree, three counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, five count of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, and two counts of Sodomy in the Third Degree.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the invetigation was conducted over several monhs after detectives in the Violent Crimes Unit learned Castillo used Snapchat and Instagram to pose as a high school student so he could talk with children online. He then met children in person and sexually assaulted them.
The investigation identified multiple victims and based on Castillo's social media activity, detectives believe he targeted additional children.
Anyone who has information about Castillo or can help identify other potential victims is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.
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