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Beaverton man gets 20 years for child sex crimes

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BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A Beaverton man who was arrested twice in one year for child sex abuse charges was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Reachana Chan received his sentence Thursday after he pleaded guilty to using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, two counts of 2nd-degree rape, 2nd-degree sexual abuse and 3rd-degree sexual abuse.

The convictions stem from the sex abuse of five victims between the ages of 12 and 16.

According to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Chan was a stranger to all of his victims and targeted the young girls on social media.

The investigation into Chan started in late 2017. The initial report involved two victims who were sexually assaulted by the defendant when they were 16. Officials said both were contacted by Chan online before he met them in person and engaged in unwanted sexual conduct. Chan was arrested on those charges in March 2018.

Following his arrest, officials learned of three more victims. They were between the ages of 12-13 when they met Chan through social media.

Authorities said that while each case is different, the pattern of abuse is the same. Chan would contact the victims and lie about his age before taking compromising photos and videos of the girls — later using the material to blackmail them into sexual relations.

In one case, Chan reportedly used a knife to threaten one of the victims and forced her to perform sexual acts on him. The DA’s office said he let her go, but then repeated the pattern and threatened to send out photos of her — forcing her to meet him again.

In addition to his prison sentence, Chan can’t have contact with minors and is barred from using the internet, a computer and smartphones. He’s also required to register as a sex offender.

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