Man responds to ad for sex, police on other end

Mark Edward Wann faces 10 counts stemming from his arrest by Portland Police

Mark Edward Wann shown in a jail booking photo released by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Mark Edward Wann shown in a jail booking photo released by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A 63-year-old man was caught in an undercover mission targeting people wanting to buy sex with minors, according to police.

Mark Edward Wann was arrested on Thursday by officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Trafficking Unit. He was booked into the county jail on one count each of luring a minor, patronizing a prostitute, attempted third-degree rape, attempted second-degree sexual abuse, and first-degree online sexual corruption of a child. He is also charged with two counts of purchasing sex with a minor and three counts of attempted third-degree sodomy.

He responded to an online ad that implied sex for money. It was posted by the Portland Police Bureau.

During an online conversation, Wann agreed to meet with an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old for sex.

Police said Wann was arrested on Thursday around 7 p.m. at a hotel in the 9700 block of Southeast Stark Street. He showed up with a condom and a prepaid Visa card he intended to use to pay for the sex.

He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday afternoon at the Multnomah County Justice Center. Wann remains in custody.

Comments are closed.