Battle Ground man arrested in alleged sex crimes involving Oregon teen

first_imgA Battle Ground man was arrested Friday by Newberg, Ore., police on charges he sent sexually explicit photos of himself to a 16-year-old female and intended to have sex with her.The suspect was identified in the McMinnville News-Register as Philip Badalamenti, 53. He was charged with one count each of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse and soliciting third-degree sexual abuse. Officers responded at about 8 a.m. Friday to a call from a man who said he had detained a male who was stalking his niece, the News-Register reported.The teen told officers she had been chatting online with Badalamenti for a couple of days. When he showed up at her residence, she got scared and went to her uncle.Officers arrived at a residence in the 600 block of Dartmouth Street to find Badalamenti being detained by the teen’s uncle. Badalamenti admitted sending the photos of himself to the victim.last_img read more