Suspect Arrested For Sex Trafficking Of A Child
On April 11th, 2018 authorities arrested 47-year-old James Keenan, of Vancouver Washington, for Sex Trafficking of a Child. Mr. Keenan was located and arrested in Hazlet, New Jersey yesterday after a federal grand jury in Portland, Oregon indicted Mr. Keenan on April 5th, 2018.
Mr. Keenan was indicted for the following crimes: Sex Trafficking of a Child, Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child and Attempted Enticement.
The indictment and arrest follow a month long investigation by detectives from the Beaverton Police Department and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. This is an ongoing investigation. The underage victim is being provided services to help during her recovery process.
Portland FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, CETF, is a law-enforcement partnership that is dedicated to identifying and arresting child predators, recovering minor victims of sex trafficking and on-line exploitation, and addressing sexual exploitation. The CETF consists of FBI agents, detectives, and officers from Portland-area agencies that have a firm commitment in addressing child exploitation. The member agencies are Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.