Terrebonne man accused of luring minor in Bend

PD: He tried to meet 'teen' - actually a detective

BEND, Ore. - A 56-year-old Terrebonne man has been arrested on a charge of luring a minor, accused of arranging online to meet and have sex with someone he thought was a 17-year-old girl, only to find out he'd been talking to police detectives instead.

Bend police detectives were using a fictitious profile of a 17-year-old girl to talk to Thomas Lee Daly on social media, Lt. Juli McConkey said.

Daly asked to meet the teen to have sexual intercourse, allegedly knowing it was a 17-year-old, she said.

Daly traveled to Bend from Terrebonne to meet the girl, bringing methamphetamine, marijuana and gifts for the girl, as well as disguises, the lieutenant said.

The meeting had been arranged for Thursday night at Timbers East on Twin Knolls Drive in northeast Bend, McConkey said. Detectives went there shortly before 8 p.m. and found Daly waiting in his vehicle, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Daly was arraigned Friday on a three-count information (initial charging document) accusing him of luring a minor, a Class C felony, as well as meth possession and driving with a suspended or revoked license, both Class A misdemeanors. 

Daly remained in the Deschutes County Jail after arraignment, held on $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court next Friday for arraignment on an expected formal indictment after the case goes to a grand jury.

In March, Daly pleaded guilty to stalking in a late 2017 incident. Four other charges were dismissed, and he was sentenced to five days in jail, court records show.

In 2011, then living in Redmond, Daly pleaded no contest to three of 10 charges against him -- two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and delivery of meth to a minor -- and was sentenced to 25 months in prison and five years post-prison supervision.

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