Corvallis man serves sentence in online predator sting

2014-01-28T13:53:00Z 2014-01-28T23:57:39Z Corvallis man serves sentence in online predator stingCorvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
January 28, 2014 1:53 pm  • 

A 39-year-old Corvallis man was released from jail Monday after serving a five-day sentence for having sexual conversations with an online account of someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl — and pursuing a meeting with the fictitious girl.

The account, however, was part of an online sting that the Corvallis Police Department operates to snare online predators.

Brooks Madinger McKee, a Corvallis resident, pleaded guilty Friday in Benton County Circuit Court to second-degree online sexual corruption of a minor, a class C felony charge.

In accordance with his plea agreement with prosecutors, he was given the jail sentence, a $1,000 fine and one year of supervised probation. Additionally, he was ordered to undergo sex offender evaluation and treatment with conditions that restrict his contact with minors and social media.

McKee, according to Corvallis Police Det. Bryan Rehnberg’s probable-cause affidavit, first contacted the fictitious account on a dating website in August. He asked the “girl” if she’d like to lose her virginity to him, and he arranged to pick her up and take her to his house, according to Rehnberg’s affidavit.

McKee began to get suspicious and decided against the arrangement, however, when the “girl” wouldn’t video chat or talk on the phone with him before the meeting.

Police questioned McKee and booked him on the charge on Nov. 4.

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