An Oregon man accused of luring a 13-year-old woman from her dwelling was arrested Tuesday after a rental automobile he was in with the teenager bought caught in deep snow and he needed to name for assist, authorities stated.
Christopher Thomas Knox, 37, of Hillsboro, first advised responding Clatsop County Sheriff’s deputies the woman was his daughter, Sheriff Tom Bergin stated. However authorities quickly realized she was from the Seattle-area and was with Knox with out her mother and father’ data, Bergin stated.
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Knox is believed to have sexually abused the teenager close to her dwelling on Feb. 15 after which a second time at a relaxation cease or state park someplace between Tacoma, Wash., and Astoria, Ore., Bergin stated. The pair was touring in a black 2018 Dodge Journey and should have been noticed by vacationers exterior the automobile wrapped up in a blanket, Bergin stated.
The woman has since been taken to an area hospital for an examination and returned to her mother and father in Washington.
Knox made a court docket look Tuesday and didn’t enter a plea on costs of on-line sexual corruption of a minor and luring a minor, in response to court docket paperwork. He was being held on $250,000 bail.
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Knox could face extra costs as authorities in Oregon and Washington proceed to research, Bergin stated.
The Related Press contributed to this report.