Oregon Sex Offender Gets 22-Year Sentence After Missing Boy Found in His Halfway House

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
November 8, 2018US News
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Oregon Sex Offender Gets 22-Year Sentence After Missing Boy Found in His Halfway House
Brendon Robert Louis Doyle was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. (Beaverton Police Department)

A convicted Oregon sex offender was sentenced to 22 years in prison after a missing 14-year-old boy was found living with him in his halfway house.

The teenager, who was reported missing from Vancouver in February 2017, communicated with sex offender Brendon Robert Louis Doyle through an online gaming app, Skype, and text messages.

Members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force found the boy in Doyle’s room at the halfway house in Beaverton, officials told The Oregonian.

Doyle has prior convictions for sodomy and sexual abuse and started registering as a sex offender at age 13. When he started talking with the boy, he was on probation after completing a sentence of six years for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2010.

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Brendon Robert Louis Doyle was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. (Beaverton Police Department)
Sex offender sentenced to prison
Brendon Robert Louis Doyle was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. (Beaverton Police Department)

His probation rules stated he could not have any contact with minors.

But he took a Lyft to pick the boy up near the teen’s home in Washington on Feb. 4, 2017, and took him back to his halfway house. Several weeks later, investigators found the boy by tracking down the IP address. Doyle wasn’t there at the time, triggering a felony warrant for his parole violation.

Brendon Robert Louis Doyle met the boy through an online gaming app and started communicating by text messages and Skype, the prosecution said.

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He was later caught, reported KATU. He pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.

“Defendant was on probation as a registered sex offender and yet he sought out, manipulated and sexually assaulted a vulnerable 14-year-old boy,” Assistant Attorney Natalie Wight wrote in a sentencing memo, according to The Oregonian. “The facts of this case are distressing and undeniably devastating to all parties.”

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