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Police arrest Beaverton man for sex crimes involving 13-year-old

Jeff Michael Metschan, 25, admitted to starting online relationship with girl


A Beaverton man was arrested earlier this month on allegations of sex crimes after a 13-year-old's mother suspected her daughter was engaged in an inappropriate online relationship with an adult.

Beaverton Police arrested Jeff Michael Metschan, 25, on Oct. 9. He admitted to having sex with the girl, who he knew was younger than 18. Metschan was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail on accusations of second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual penetration, said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman.by: BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMRNT - Jeff Michael Metschan was arrested earlier this month and admitted to having sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl he met online.

The day before, a Beaverton police officer spoke with a concerned parent about her 13-year-old daughter possibly having a sexual relationship with an adult. The mother found some concerning text messages on her daughter's cellphone and felt she needed to call the police.

The case was turned over to detectives that day. They determined the victim met the suspect on a social network site named badoo.com. The victim told detectives she and Metschan had sexual relations.

Beaverton police officers want to remind parents of the importance of monitoring children's time on the Internet.

Here are some tips about keeping your child safe while online:

• Have the computer in a family area where you and others can see the monitor.

• Check the computer's history often to see what sites your child is visiting.

• Have the password for all social network and email accounts your child uses.

• Have your child "friend" you so you can monitor activity.

• If your child has a smart phone, limit the applications that can be installed and check the phone often.

• Set parental controls on the computer and/or router.

• Talk to your child about the dangers of meeting people online.

"This incident was discovered because the victim's mother felt something was wrong and began checking online and on her daughter's cellphone," Rowe said. "It is important for us to be reminded of the dangers associated with the Internet when it comes to our children."



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