A former Bend area resident has been arrested in suburban Seattle on charges of sexual corruption of a child, luring a minor and encouraging child sexual abuse.
The investigation began 10/14/14 when detectives learned that Micah Kennedy had been texting and using various social media sites to contact and pursue minor children for sexual purposes. Kennedy was arrested on 10/16/14 for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree and Luring a Minor. He is being held on $250,000 security in this case. Following his arrest, a search warrant was executed that revealed the defendant was in possession of multiple images of child pornography. As a result, he was also charged with 10 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse and is being held on an additional $100,000 security in this case.
The Bend Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this case please call Detective Chris Morin at 541-312-7956. This investigation is ongoing.