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Former Ore. sheriff's sergeant pleads guilty to having sex with boy

Michael Alexander. (KATU File Photo)

WASH. COUNTY, Ore. - A former Washington County sheriff’s sergeant accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy has admitted to the allegation.

Michael Alexander took a plea deal earlier this month. He pleaded guilty to having lewd conduct with a 15-year-old in Idaho in 2015.

Prosecutors said Alexander met the minor through the online dating app Grindr.

According to court documents, the boy claimed to be 18 and the two had several sexual encounters in Oregon and Idaho.

The investigation began when the boy’s mother found text messages between her son and Alexander.

Alexander will be sentenced in May.

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