Twenty-three-year-old Tyler Justin Hausen was arrested on September 28, on multiple sex offense charges by detectives from the Salem Police Special Victims Unit.
Hausen became the focus of an investigation after detectives received a report he was posing as a 16-year-old adolescent on a social media platform and asked a 13-year-old girl for nude images or sexual favors in exchange for marijuana or liquid nicotine. Detectives also learned Hausen was transmitting sexually explicit images of himself to young girls via the social media platform.
Hausen was lodged at the Marion County Jail for the following crimes:
- Sodomy, second degree
- Online corruption of a child, first degree
- Encouraging child sexual abuse, second degree
- Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child, first degree
- Luring a minor
- Compelling prostitution
Arraignment for Hausen took place yesterday at the Marion County Criminal Court Annex in Salem.
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