Oregon Transient Faces Federal Child Sex Coercion Charges

TIGARD, OREGON – Jakob Joshua Stickney, 25, a transient resident of Tigard, is now facing federal charges for allegedly using social media to coerce and entice an 11-year-old child into engaging in criminal sexual activity. Stickney, known online by the aliases “UNHOLY,” “unholy_xx2,” or “Unholy_22x,” was charged by criminal complaint with coercing and enticing a minor.

The investigation, conducted jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), began in October 2023 after authorities received information about Stickney’s sexually explicit communications with the child on Discord, an instant messaging social media application. Stickney made multiple attempts to arrange an in-person meetup with the minor, culminating in a visit to the child’s residence where he was confronted by the child’s mother. The concerned mother reported the incident to law enforcement.

Jakob Joshua Stickney was located and arrested without incident in Tigard on November 17, 2023. Following his arrest, Stickney made his first appearance in federal court today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge, who ordered him detained pending further court proceedings.

This case is being prosecuted by Eliza Carmen Rodriguez, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. Anyone with information about possible crimes committed by Stickney or the exploitation of children is urged to contact the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

The investigation and subsequent charges are part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Source: USDOJ