Ex-cheerleader arraigned for sex trafficking

Julia Haner (left) and Konrod Mason (right), April 7, 2014. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Julia Haner (left) and Konrod Mason (right), April 7, 2014. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Julia Haner, the one-time Lake Oswego cheerleader, was arraigned in federal court on Friday on sex trafficking charges.

Haner, 19, was a cheerleader at LOHS during the 2011-2012 school year.

She and Konrod Mason, 30, are accused of charges of sex trafficking a minor and transporting a minor to Washington for the purpose of prostitution.

Her attorney and the state agreed on a release plan for Haner that includes 19 conditions, including wearing a GPS ankle bracelet.

Judge Janice Stewart said Haner has mental health and drug issues and must attend counseling and treatment.

She will live with her mom and her younger sister and is expected to be released to them on Monday once her ankle bracelet is ready.

Mason was also arraigned at the same time.

Mason’s attorney said he has two kids and lives with his mother in a Portland area home. Mason is a student at Mt. Hood Community College, he said, has lived in the area since he was 9 and poses “no flight risk.”

But the prosecutor said Mason has a long criminal history including convictions for strangulation (misdemeanor cases), robbery, DUII, probation violations and failing to appear in court.

The judge ruled Mason would stay behind bars.

Haner, who only attended LOHS for one year, began working for Mason as a prostitute shortly after leaving the school, and began to recruit other girls to join them, according to court documents.

Documents show Haner, now 19, allegedly recruited a 17-year-old former schoolmate on Feb. 24 to work as a prostitute.

The trial date is scheduled for June 10. The offenses Mason and Haner face carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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