- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A 31-year-old Australian man accused of luring an Oregon teenager into a sexual relationship has pleaded guilty in federal court and is to be deported.

Police said Rowan Thomson-Sapstead was living in Canada when he struck up an online relationship with a 17-year-old Sweet Home girl.

Police said he came to the Linn County town in December and was arrested the next month when they got a report an underage girl was staying with an older man at a motel.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1iXleru) he pleaded guilty Monday to using a computer to transmit obscene communications to a minor.

State-level charges were dropped as part of a plea bargain. Prosecutor Amy Potter said the victim and her family agreed to a jail sentence consisting of the time he’s already served.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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