Man faces federal child sexual exploitation charges
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A North Bend, Oregon, man is accused of sexually exploiting a child and prosecutors are concerned there could be other victims.
A federal grand jury in Eugene returned a three-count indictment in April, charging Shannon Weatherbee, 47, with sexual exploitation of children, KTVL reported.
The indictment says starting in 2017, Weatherbee coerced a minor female to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images which were transmitted online.
He was arrested last week while investigators executed a search warrant at his house. Weatherbee pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday and has been ordered detained with a jury trial set for June.
This case is being investigated by the FBI with assistance from the North Bend Police Department.