Youth Pastor Arrested For Luring A Minor

Beaverton Police Department

On September 7, 2018 Beaverton Police Detectives arrested 30-year-old Ryan Mutchler. Mutchler had a text message conversation, over several days with an undercover detective, which outlined Mutchler’s desires to have a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Mr. Mutchler was taken to Washington County Jail and charged with Online Sexual Corruption of a Minor in the Second Degree and Luring a Minor.
Beaverton Police Department was informed of Mr. Mutchler’s potential behavior by alert parents who monitored their child’s cell phone use. Mr. Mutchler met the victim at a joint church camp between June 24th and June 30, 2018.
Mutchler was a youth pastor at Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego and he assisted with the Aloha High School marching band program on a short-term basis.
Beaverton Police Department believes there is a potential for more victims given Mr. Mutchler’s work with youth. Any additional victims or anyone with information regarding Mr. Mutchler’s behavior are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton Police officer.

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