‘High-risk’ sex offender arrested in Lebanon

If you see him call 911

An undated booking photo of Dustin Westling. (WCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) –A “high-risk” sex offender who removed his GPS tracking device on Thursday, August 3 was arrested in Lebanon Friday night.

Authorities said Dustin Westling, 30, is considered a potential danger to the public. He is not supposed to go to areas where children congregate like schools, churches, libraries or playgrounds.

Westling is on post-prison supervision for identity theft and escape charges, but previously served time in prison for attempted sex abuse, sodomy and rape. Other past convictions include contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and failure to register as a sex offender.

A Linn County deputy arrested Westling, who will be transferred back to the Washington County Jail where he will be sanctioned.