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Grants Pass man accused of preying on minor using social media

Police said that the contact happened on two different occasions and included the exchange of sexual photos.

Posted: Feb 25, 2020 2:22 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2020 6:54 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man faces felony charges after he tried to a lure an underage male into having sex, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

The agency said that two separate times, 20-year-old Christopher K. Smith got in touch with a male juvenile through social media.

"Smith invited the juvenile to his residence for the purpose of having sexual contact," GPDPS said.

Smith also reportedly exchanged photos with the boy that were "sexual in nature."

Detectives arrested Smith on Tuesday, charging him with the Online Sexual Corruption of a Child I (B Felony) and Luring a Minor (C Felony). He was lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

Anyone  with further information on the case is asked to call GPDPS at (541) 450-6260.

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