Oregon texted teen turns tables on older man

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A teenager looking for cleaning or babysitting work posted an ad on Craigslist only to get propositioned by a man who was later arrested in a sting by the Salem police.

The 15-year-old — whose identity is not being revealed by KOIN 6 News — spoke to KOIN 6 News with her father, John.

After she posted the ad saying she wanted “to start saving up for my car for when I turn 16,” she was allegedly contacted by Mark Warren of Washington County.

He wanted to know if they had talked or texted previously, and the teen said no. “He said, ‘Oh, dang. I was looking for someone to do adult type work.”

He later described it as “someone to do sexier dress, strip and a body massage.” In later message, she said, ” he got more detailed and was asking for thong or bra pictures or less clothes.”

Other messages, she said, included:

“Would it be bad to ask for some sexier pics of u”
“Can I ask, what’s the oldest guy u been with….how far you gone with a guy.”

They also included talk about getting a hotel, a full body rub and how far she was willing to go.

“It was just kind of gross that after he knew I was 15 he still continued going,” she told KOIN 6 News.

John and his daughter took the messages to detective in Salem who asked if they were comfortable continuing the chat.

They did, and Warren was arrested for luring a minor. His bail was set at $10,000.

John wants other parents to know, “Don’t put your phone number online, don’t put it on Facebook.”

“I am pushing forward with this so he doesn’t text the wrong 15-year-old that will go for it,” John said.

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