HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 3, 2021, Douglas Edward Mulloy, age 78, pleaded guilty to first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse, and luring a minor. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Brandon Thompson sentenced the defendant to 10 years in prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against Mr. Mulloy. 

The defendant, who was already a convicted sex offender prior to this case, began messaging someone whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl on a social media platform in May of 2021. That “girl” was actually Detective Chad Opitz of the Beaverton Police Department acting undercover.

Over the next several days, the defendant engaged in sexually explicit conversations and sent videos depicting child and adult pornography. He also tried to engage the “girl’s” 11-year-old sister in sexual activity as well. 

On June 2, 2021, the defendant agreed to meet the child at a park in Beaverton, Oregon. He was arrested upon his arrival. He admitted to police he was a registered sex offender and that he was there to meet a girl. He admitted to sending child pornography to her as well. Police found a cell phone, sex toys, condoms, and Viagra on the defendant. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of Detective Opitz and Beaverton police on this case. This case is another example of the importance of proactive police investigations into child sex abuse occurring online. The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence. 

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Stephen Mayer
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December 08, 2021