Teens catfished, Beaverton man held on rape charges


Lafayette Castillo is being held on $1.5M bail

Police say Lafayette Castillo used Snapchat and Instagram to pose as a high school student so he could talk with children online. (photo via Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Beaverton man is being held on multiple charges pertaining to sex crimes after police say he posed as a high school student on Snapchat and Instragram to lure minors.

Lafayette Castillo was indicted by a grand jury on January 24 for sex crimes involving two victims, aged 12 and 14. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Castillo, 26, would establish a rapport online with the victims, meet with them in person and then sexually assault them.

He has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape as well as eleven other crimes including third-degree sodomy.

If you have information about Castillo or can help identify other potential victims, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

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