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Children's nonprofit board member arrested in Eugene child sexual corruption sting

Police said a special investigations detective posed online as a teen girl on Jan. 14.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 3:54 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2020 11:15 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – A well-known financial advisor was arrested in a "child prostitution sting" after police said he agreed to meet a girl near a local high school.

Police said a special investigations detective posed online as a teen girl on Jan. 14.

Nathan Oeming, 40, of Eugene allegedly responded to the online post and agreed to meet the “girl,” who said she was 15.

Police said Oeming was arrested by a Eugene Police School Resource officer and the EPD Special Investigations Unit.

Oeming was taken to the Lane County Jail. He faces a charge of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.

Police said they want to raise awareness to the crime to prevent exploitation and help victims.

Oeming is an active member of the Eugene community, including being involved with local charities that benefit children. He was a board member with Kids FIRST and has been involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County and church organizations. 

Kids FIRST issued the following annoucement Tuesday night on their website:

"Kids FIRST has been advised that Nathan Oeming, an advisory member of the finance committee of Kids FIRST, has been arrested for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree.

"We are shocked and dismayed at this development, especially because Kids FIRST is committed to providing support to children throughout our community who are victims of, or witnesses to, crime.

"We want to assure the community that at no time during his involvement with Kids FIRST did Mr. Oeming interact with children or families served by our Center."

This is a developing story.

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