The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Man who advertised for teen models on craigslist arrested for sex abuse:

A convicted Portland-area sex offender who advertised for teenage “models” on the popular Web site craigslist was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old girl, authorities said.

Douglas Steven French, 36, is being held in the Washington County Jail. French faces charges of sex abuse and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, said Sgt. David Thompson, spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

He said Washington County detectives learned that French had posted an advertisement on craigslist for “16 to 19-year-old models.” The name given under the listing was “Premier Modeling.”

The 17-year-old victim responded to French’s add and over the past month, French had been meeting with her on a regular basis, Thompson said. During that time, French allegedly provided her with alcohol and illegal drugs.

French was arrested in 2004 after being found in Montana with missing Molalla, Ore. girl Cynthia Lamb, who was 16 at the time. Lamb had been missing for nine months. She met French online and had moved to Montana with him, according to Thompson.

A sex offender who went on to strike again. Who would have thought?

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