A 32-year-old Sisters man was arrested on Thursday, April 18, on charges including encouraging sexual abuse of a minor.

Bend Police report that the department was provided information pertaining to Jon Beavert, who was allegedly seeking a sexual relationship with a juvenile who resides in Bend.

“Based on the information provided to patrol officers and detectives, they used a variety of investigative techniques to confirm the identify and location of Beavert,” Lt. Adam Juhnke of Bend PD reported in a news release.

At about 10 a.m. on April 19, hours, detectives from the Bend Police Department with assistance from a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted Beavert in Sisters.

“Beavert was taken into custody without incident and through this investigation, additional information and evidence was obtained to substantiate the initial allegations as well as other crimes listed,” Lt. Juhnke reported.

Beavert was later transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child II (six counts), and six counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct.