REDMOND, OR -- A Dallas, Oregon man faces charges in Deschutes County of luring children online. Several young victims live in the Redmond area; other victims are believed to be in other states.
Redmond Police began investigating the case in 2016, after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Oregon Department of Justice. Investigators say 25-year-old Brandon Kautz used a female alias on social media to encourage the exchange of sexually explicit material with boys. They know of two names he used on Facebook and Instagram: Bryttney Xievier and Elizabeth Pullock.
Kautz was arrested when police served a search warrant at his Dallas home on Friday. Detectives believe there may be more victims in Deschutes County. Anyone with information in the case, including other aliases used by Kautz, is asked to call Redmond Police at 541-693-6911.