Riddle woman accused of sexual contact with teen boy

She faces charges including third-degree sodomy and rape.

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 11:30 AM
Updated: Dec 9, 2019 11:30 AM

RIDDLE, Ore. – A woman accused of multiple sex crimes was arrested Thursday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Rheta Melvin, 36, of Riddle is accused of having sexual contact with a teenage boy.

Deputies served a search warrant at Melvin’s home on Dec. 5.

Melvin allegedly began messaging the boy and exchanging photographs of a sexual nature through a social media platform. Authorities said they made arrangements to meet and had sexual contact.

She was taken to the Douglas County Jail and faces charges of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, third-degree sodomy, third-degree rape and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.

There may be additional witnesses or youths who have had contact with Melvin, deputies said. If you have any information, contact the sheriff’s office at 541-440-4471 and reference case #19-5559.

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