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Troutdale teen accused of sexual assault on 14-year-old girl

A Troutdale teenager was arrested Tuesday, March 6, on accusations that he gave alcohol to and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl whom he met through Facebook.

Shane Michale Maynard, 18, was arraigned Wednesday, March 7, in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges of third-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and furnishing alcohol to a minor. His bail was set at $12,500.

According to court records, the girl told police she met Maynard through mutual friends on Facebook and the two began sending text messages to each other. The girl allegedly told him she was a freshman in high school.

Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, the girl left her home and went to Maynard's residence, where they started drinking vodka. The girl told police she had four shots of vodka and felt dizzy and intoxicated. She went into a bedroom with Maynard, and they started kissing.

The girl told Maynard she did not want to have sex, but there 'came a point where sexual intercourse occurred,' according to court documents.

The girl also showed police a text message from Maynard, in which he offered to pay for a morning-after pill or an abortion 'so no one has to know,' according to court documents.

Sgt. Steve Bevens, spokesman for Troutdale police, said the girl told a school nurse about the incident. The nurse then contacted police, who began an investigation, Bevens said.

Troutdale police arrested Maynard at 4:31 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. He was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Bevens said the girl's father alerted the news media about the story. Bevens said the father claimed his motive was to get parents to monitor their children's online activities.

Maynard initially was accused of first-degree rape, furnishing alcohol to a minor, luring a minor and second-degree sex abuse; the first-degree rape charge was reduced in court and the luring a minor charge was dropped.

A grand jury is scheduled to hear the case next week to decide if there should be an indictment.



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