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News Release
Man Arrested In Internet Child Luring Investigation - 05/19/23

During the months of April and May, Lincoln City Police Officers conducted several online child-luring investigations. Posing as underage children on various social media platforms, the undercover officers went online and were subsequently contacted by adults who offered to meet for sex with a person they believed to be a minor. When these adults arrived at an undisclosed public location to meet up with the minor, they instead were contacted by law enforcement and arrested.

On May 18, 2023, 57-year-old Duane E. Bradish, of Otis, Oregon, was arrested and charged with the crimes of: Luring a Minor, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the first degree, Attempted Rape III, Attempted Sex Abuse III, and Attempted Sodomy III. He was subsequently transported to, and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

As a reminder, the Lincoln City Police would like to encourage parents to monitor their children’s social media activity and discuss with them the possible dangers of communicating with strangers online. These investigations are conducted in an effort to reduce criminal activity and to further enhance the safety of our community.

Submitted by:  Lieutenant Jeffrey Winn

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