EUGENE, Ore. -- The newly-formed Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit helped make an arrest on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Eugene detectives were working a child prostitution sting and posed online as a 12-year-old girl.
They said Steven Pajela Deleon-Guerrero, 34, of Springfield responded and arranged to meet the girl at a Eugene location the next day.
When he arrived on Wednesday, he was arrested by the Street Crimes team. They said he also had a gun. Deleon-Guerrero is facing charges of online sexual corruption of a child and possession of a firearm.
In 2019, there have been three arrests in Eugene that included a charge of online sexual corruption of a child. Police want to continue to raise awareness to this crime to prevent sexual exploitation and help children and women who are victimized.
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