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Grants Pass man accused of luring a minor, sharing child porn

A local man reportedly tried to meet up with a young boy after contacting him through social media.

Posted: Jun 5, 2020 9:59 AM
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 10:07 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man is behind bars on Friday after he tried to meet up with a young boy for sex, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

On Wednesday, 27-year-old Justin Concha allegedly got in contact with a juvenile boy via social media. GPDPS said that Concha arranged to meet up with the boy in order to have "sexual contact."

According to a probable cause statement from investigators, Concha also sent the boy "numerous images" of child pornography.

Detectives intercepted Concha at a local park and took him into custody, though the statement from arresting officers said that Concha performed a factory reset on his phone in order to wipe out evidence.

Concha was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Online Corruption of a Child in the First Degree, Luring a Minor, Tampering with Evidence, and ten counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact GPDPS at 541-450-6260.

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