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Former LOHS cheerleader charged with sex trafficking

Julia Haner accused of recruiting a former classmate to work as a prostitute


HanerA former Lake Oswego High School student and cheerleader has been indicted on charges of sex trafficking a minor and transporting the minor to Washington for the purpose of prostitution.

An official from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland contacted representatives from Lake Oswego High School and Lake Oswego School District on Monday concerning the indictment of Julia Lynn Haner, 19, and 30-year-old co-defendant Konrod Steven Mason — who does not appear to be connected to LOHSMason — said Nancy Duin, a spokeswoman for the school district. Haner and Mason were booked on Monday into the Multnomah County jail, where they were held as of Tuesday.

Haner is charged with recruiting a 17-year-old female former LOHS classmate to work as a prostitute. The victim is not currently attending the high school.

Haner also has been charged with the recent recruitment of a 20-year-old female Haner knew because they used to cheer together. Duin said district officials were told this victim did not attend LOHS.

The incidents occurred from about Feb. 28 and March 11, according to the indictment.

Duin said she would offer more information as it becomes available, and a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Portland could not be reached as of press time.

Haner was an LOHS student in the 2011-12 school year and took one class a day during the 2012-13 school year. She did not graduate from LOHS.

“We don’t give up on our kids just because they’ve made choices that we wish they wouldn’t have made,” Lake Oswego School District Superintendent Bill Korach said. “So, I feel for the family and for the situation that she’s gotten into with the choices that she’s made, and what I think is really important for us right now is we work with…our kids to reinforce that the choices you make in your life are really important.”

During the 2011-12 school year, Haner was an LOHS cheerleader, and she also was on a non-school competitive cheer team.



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