Two girls accused of sneaking away from an overnight school field trip were caught in a downtown Portland bar drinking with a 22-year-old man.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors were notified about the situation by a bouncer at an Old Town club Thursday night.
The bouncer reported that two young-looking girls had tried to get into the bar without identification.
Investigators said after they were denied entry at the first location, they proceeded to three other neighboring clubs. They were denied at all of them.
Investigators said the girls are 14 and 15 years old.
The security worker told authorities after they had been repeatedly denied entry, he later saw them walking with someone who appeared to be an adult man.
OLCC said the girls met up with the man at some point, and were then allowed inside Harlem, a bar at 220 SW Ankeny.
Investigators said the girls were drinking alcohol at Harlem supplied by the 22-year-old man, identified as Parker Riley.
The girls were cited for minor in possession. They were released to school workers at the scene.
"These two young girls could have gotten themselves into a lot more trouble if the bouncer hadn't been proactive in contacting our inspectors to intervene," says OLCC Public Safety Director John Eckhart.
Riley was arrested for furnishing alcohol to minors. He was released without being booked in jail. The club will be charged administratively, according to OLCC.
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