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Navy Recruiter Arrested for Luring a Minor

The Beaverton Police Department believes there may be other victims. If you know information about this crime or past incidents, please call 503-629-0111.

25-year old Phillip Marcel Chartier
25-year old Phillip Marcel Chartier

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - On May 17, 2010, at 8:45 a.m. the Beaverton Police Department received a call from Sunset High School, where a student had reported to her school counselor that she had been receiving inappropriate text messages from a Navy Recruiter.

The recruiter, 25-year old Phillip Marcel Chartier, works full time as a recruiter for the United States Navy.

Local high schools are one of the many areas Navy recruiters encompass in hopes of enlisting young men and women.

The 17 year old victim told her counselor that she had been interested in joining the Navy for some time.

Chartier had been keeping in contact with her by phone or texting, and it had remained innocent.

Then on Monday, May 17, 2010, between 6:48 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., he allegedly sent some sexually explicit text messages.

The victim felt uncomfortable with the content of the texts and reported it to her school counselor. Other than the texts, there was no alleged inappropriate contact.

Chartier was interviewed and subsequently arrested at Sunset High School. He was charged with Luring a Minor, which is a class "C" felony.

He is still in custody at the Washington County Jail and is being arraigned today at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Circuit Courthouse.

The Beaverton Police Department believes there may be other victims. If you know information about this crime or past incidents, please call 503-629-0111.

Source: News release from Beaverton Police

(Note: It is important to remember that this individual has only been arrested and charged, not convicted. In the past similar stories have led to acquittals and dismissals and findings of not guilty. This type of story has a heavy impact on the family of the accused, and it is important to note that nobody at this time, has been convicted of a crime. The intention of this article is not to convict the individual through a news report)

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Navy sailor May 19, 2010 11:47 pm (Pacific time)

What a dumb f%^k! I hope they kick u out of the navy.u don't belong in the navy.who interview these guys to be a recruiter? Thanks for ruining our reputation

Vic May 19, 2010 9:00 pm (Pacific time)

Good point, gp....funny that it is OK to lure kids to fight and die for big business, but if you flirt with them, you go to jail. Keep the damn recruiters out of the schools, or let all the child predators in... When I was a graduting teenager, my friends and I would take those postage-paid postcards theyd give us for requesting "more information about a career in the Army", tape them to a brick wrapped in paper and drop it off in a mail drop box. The Army got quite a few bricks (free except for about $3 postage) courtesy of the Class of 74.

Citizen May 19, 2010 6:14 pm (Pacific time)

It is important to note that he was holding a smoking gun. Let's get real. This guy is my daughter's recruiter.

gp May 19, 2010 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

Is is important to note that if the minor should not be receiving explicit sexual messages the child also should not be receiving message urging her to put her life on the line for an illegal, unjust and immoral war.

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