44-year-old Roseburg man arrested for attempting to meet teenage girl for sex
A Roseburg man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly agreeing to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex.
The man, 44-year-old Brian Edward Bias, was arrested by a Myrtle Creek police officer who was running a fake Facebook account used exclusively to catch people who are sexually preying on children, according to court documents.
The conversation between Bias and the teen began on Saturday and escalated quickly enough that Bias was arrested for attempting to meet with the teen the next day.
During the conversation, Bias learned that the girl he had reached out to was only a teenager.
“Wow, I’m a lot older,” he said. “Almost twice that.” But at 44, Bias would be almost three times the age of the girl.
Despite the age gap, the conversation between the two quickly turned flirtatious, according to court documents.
“Wish u had a few years on ya,” Bias said. “I’d be picking you up now.”
Bias even expressed that he had a friend who was dating a woman 20 years his junior, but that since the teen wasn’t even 18, Bias could really get in trouble.
Nevertheless, Bias continued sending the teen kissy face emojis, a video clip of the famous Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene and eventually began talking about hugging, kissing and touching the girl.
Bias then asked the teen if she liked oral sex and sex toys. The two then made plans to meet up in person the next day.
Soon afterward, Bias sent the teen video clips of pornographic material, according to court documents.
The next day, when Bias went to meet with the teen, he was instead greeted by a police officer.
Bias was arrested on suspicion of first- and second-degree online sexual corruption of a child, luring a minor, and methamphetamine possession after police located a glass pipe that allegedly tested positive for meth. He was later transported to the Douglas County Jail.