6 men arrested in Portland-area child predator sting

PORTLAND, Ore. - Six men accused of talking to presumed minors online and going to a location for sex were arrested after a targeted effort by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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.

The suspects include Mario Bautista-Perez, 26, of Beaverton; Alfonso Cuevas-Alvarez, 40, of Oregon City; Larry Liu, 22, and Daniel Yim, 37, of Bethany; Shawn O’Brien, 30, of Portland and Pavel Protopopov, 25, of Washington state.

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


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