Man arrested for soliciting underage girls for sex
FBI, Beaverton police: Online chat led Washington man to local rendezvous
A 43-year-old Granite Falls, Wash., man was in federal court Monday afternoon after his arrest Sunday when FBI agents alleged he tried to lure two young girls he met online into a sexual rendezvous.
Gregory Charles Dolle was arrested without incident at about noon. He is appeared before a federal judge in the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.
Dolle used the yahoo.com screen name 'gcletus73' in an Internet chat room when he began corresponding with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl. The 'girl' and her 14-year-old friend were really an FBI agent aided by a Beaverton Police Department detective.
Dolle is a self-employed builder whose yahoo.com screen name is 'Cletus.' His Yahoo profile said Dolle was single 'and wanting not to be.'
It lists his age as 34 and said his hobbies include 'almost anything active.'
Dolle also listed among his many interests 'sex toys,' 'family affairs' and 'swing kids.'
Granite Falls is northeast of Everett in Snohomish County.
During the recent chat room exchange, gcletus73 tried to arrange for sex with two 14-year-old girls. He traveled to the Portland area Sunday for the rendezvous and was arrested.
Beaverton police have worked with the FBI's task force as part of the Innocent Images National Initiative, which began in 1995 and cracks down on people who traffic in child pornography and use chat rooms to lure children for sexual encounters.
The task force also includes representatives from the Hillsboro Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.
According to the FBI, each year about one in five children between 10 and 17 are solicited for sex on the Internet.
At any one time, the FBI has more than 2,400 active child sexual exploitation cases open.