Sting catches armed man meeting ‘teen’ for sex

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was caught in a sting operation arranging to meet someone he believed was a 16-year-old girl for sex. 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said Juan Gabriel Sosa used a social media app to talk and exchange illicit pictures with an undercover officer posing a teenager. Sosa was 27 at the time. 

The DA’s office said Sosa asked for nude photos and arranged to meet who he believed was a 16-year-old girl in part to have sex on November 9, 2018.

Undercover officers found him with a concealed loaded gun in his waistband and a condom in his pocket. 

Sosa was convicted of luring a minor, 2nd-degree attempted sex abuse and unlawful possession of a firearm. His sentencing is scheduled or May 3. 

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