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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Saturday May 8, 2021 - 10:33 PM
 
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DESCHUTES COUNTY, Oregon - One man is behind bars after a weeklong child luring investigation that began in Prineville. Patrick James Adams, 35, is now facing multiple charges including attempting to have sex with a minor.

Today, Detectives with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a weeklong child luring investigation with the arrest of Patrick James Adams of Prineville, Oregon. At the beginning of the month, a CODE Detective was randomly contacted by Adams via social media while conducting an unrelated investigation. CODE Detectives identified Adams as a Registered Sex Offender and is prohibited from contacting minors.

During the last week, Adams pursued the Detective believing he was a fourteen-year-old girl, and began sending sexualized photographs and messages via social media. While Detectives attempted to confirm Adams' whereabouts, he continued to solicit the online Detective, asking to meet for sex, and offered "her" methamphetamine.

CODE Detectives accepted and arranged to meet Adams in Bend today. On May 7th, 2021, at approximately 12:15 PM, CODE Detectives, with the assistance of Bend Police Officers and Detectives, contacted Adams in downtown Bend at the corner of Wall St and Franklin Ave. He was taken into custody without incident or injury. Adams was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and other relevant evidence in this case.

CODE Detectives believe Adams may have been in contact with other juveniles in the central Oregon area via social media platforms. We ask parents and young people to report any contact with Adams on social media to your local law enforcement agency, school resource officer, or online with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at www.cybertip.org

Adams was booked in the Deschutes County Adult Jail with the above-listed charges. With the assistance of the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations, this case will be referred to the United States Attorney's Office in Eugene for charging consideration.


Adams was taken into the Deschutes County Jail with the following charges:

  • Luring a minor
  • Online corruption of a child
  • Attempted delivery of a controlled substance to a minor
  • Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine
  • Attempted unlawful contact with a child