Portland man arrested for online luring while on probation for similar crime

Mark Wann booking photo (Multnomah Co. Jail)

A man who police said is already on probation for purchasing sex with a minor is now back in jail.

Officers re-arrested Mark Wann last week as part of a Portland Police Bureau undercover mission.

According to court documents, officers conducting the sting operation posted a fake ad from a young woman who wanted to exchange money for sex on the website backpage.com.

The officers said Wann replied to the ad and agreed to meet a 19-year-old girl and a 15-year old girl and pay $300 for sex.

Officers arrested him at a Portland hotel where the fake meet-up was planned.

Sgt. Mark Georgioff with the sex trafficking unit said these crimes happen far too often and it’s time for the community to pay more attention.

“We just scratched the surface with our detail of what’s out there,” he said.

Last year, Wann was sentenced to three years of probation for luring and purchasing sex with a minor.

Wann is scheduled to be back in court on Monday.

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