Seaside, OR, man arrested for child sex abuse
SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN) — A Seaside man has been arrested after he attempted to solicit a child for sexual behavior only to find out he was a detective on the other side of the screen.
According to the City of Seaside, 34-year-old Gabriel Burton Walker has been arrested on multiple counts of inciting child sexual abuse and online sexual bribery of a child.
“The investigation into Walker began when he engaged in a conversation with an undercover task force member on the internet, where he then distributed child pornography videos and attempted to solicit a child under the age of 10 for sexual purposes. “said detectives from the Seaside Police Station.
Walker was arrested without incident and taken to Clatsop County Jail. We don’t know if he has a lawyer.
The SPD hopes that other people have information relating to these charges, including other victims.
“We know that individuals who engage in these specific illicit activities often have secret histories of similar offences, often spanning many years,” police noted.
Those with information can contact Detective David Davidson at [email protected] or by phone at (971) 326-0333.
Seaside PD was assisted in the investigation by an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force comprised of Hillsboro Police Department detectives, Federal Bureau of Investigations special agents, and the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children.