PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday April 19, 2018, officers with East Precinct's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the online luring of a child.
Douglas E. Brandow was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Rape in the Second Degree, Attempted Sodomy in the Second Degree, Purchasing Sex with a Minor, Attempted Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree, and three counts of Luring a Minor.
This investigation began on April 18, 2018 when the Sex Trafficking Unit received a tip from the Washington State Patrol regarding possible criminal activity perpetrated by Brandow. An undercover officer posing as an underage female on a social media account contacted Brandow. Brandow repeatedly contacted the undercover officer in an attempt to build a sexual relationship with the officer who he believed was an underage age female. Brandow expressed a desire to meet with the minor for purposes of a sexual nature.
Brandow designated a time and location in Portland to meet the juvenile female. When he arrived at the location the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit took him into custody.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims. If you have information regarding Brandow or are a victim, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4867.
If you know someone that is a potential predator or a victim of this type of crime, please contact the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit at 503-823-4800, the Sexual Assault Resource Center hotline 1-800-640-5311; or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1-800-843-5678 or via the Cyber Tipline: http://www.missingkids.org/CyberTiipline