ASHLAND, Ore. — Detectives arrested an Ashland man after he reportedly offered to pay a minor for sex, according to the Ashland Police Department.
32-year-old Benjamin Harvey was taken into custody on Tuesday, charged with Luring a Minor and Purchasing Sex from a Minor.
According to APD, the agency was notified that Harvey had reached out to an underage member of the community and offered money in exchange for sex. The victim reported the incident to Ashland Police, prompting an investigation.
"APD wants to hear from any other community members that have been contacted by Harvey with similar illegal requests or any other concerns," the agency said.
Harvey remains in the Jackson County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.