Larry Lewis HudsonArticle from The Oregonian.

Larry Lewis Hudson, a 44-year-old Sandy man and registered sex offender, made his first appearance in federal court Monday, accused of enticing girls from multiple states to engage in sexual activity online.

He used the screen name ‘hottgu’ on dating sites such as MeetMe, and claimed he was 22 when he connected with a 13-year-old girl in Louisiana, and a developmentally disabled 16-year-old girl in Illinois, according to an FBI affidavit.

He again connected with two undercover officers who were posing as teenage girls from Arizona and Georgia on a website called Meet24, and engaged in sexually-explicit conversation, the FBI alleges. Hudson is accused of sending pictures of his penis, and 12 pictures of child pornography to an undercover investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl from Georgia, FBI Special Agent June Piniewski wrote in the affidavit.

Hudson was previously convicted in Clackamas County in 2001 of attempted first-degree sexual penetration with a foreign object stemming from the sexual abuse of a 5-year-old girl, the affidavit said. Hudson was arrested in 2005 for failure to register as a sex offender, and in 2007 and 2008 for parole violations, according to the affidavit.

He’s now facing federal charges of attempted online enticement of a minor, transmitting obscene material to a minor, and two counts each of distribution of child pornography and attempting to transmit obscene material to a minor.

 The case is expected to go to a federal grand jury for an indictment by Hudson’s next court appearance on April 27.

During a brief arraignment Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman called the allegations against Hudson “very troubling.”

An investigation continues into whether additional charges of production or attempted production of child pornography should be filed against Hudson, Sussman said.

If Hudson is charged and convicted of production of child pornography involving a victim 16 years old or younger, having committed a prior sex offense also involving a child 16 or younger, he’d face a mandatory sentence of life in prison, under federal law. If convicted of the charges he now faces, he could spend at least 25 years in prison, the prosecutor told the court.

“We think he’s got a tremendous incentive to flee in this case,” Sussman said.

Hudson, wearing blue jail scrubs, appeared beside Assistant Federal Public Defender Mark Ahlemeyer. Hudson deferred arguing for release Monday. He’s being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Members of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, along with Sandy police, arrested Hudson at his home Friday.

The alleged communications with a 13-year-old girl in Louisiana occurred between June 27, 2015 and July 26, 2015, the affidavit said.

The following year, police in LaGrange, Illinois, took a report from a mother of a developmentally delayed 16-year-old girl who had the cognitive ability of a fourth-grader, the agent wrote. The mother found photos of her daughter’s breasts and genitals on her daughter’s phone, and discovered that she had been using a Kik messaging application to communicate with someone who went by the name “Brian Johnson,” the affidavit said. An investigation revealed the subscriber information for “Brian Johnson” on the Kik site included an email account that used the the name “bigtlarry,” the FBI agent wrote.

After Hudson’s arrest, FBI task force Officer Cheryl Banks and Piniewski interviewed Hudson at the Sandy Police Department. He said he mostly used Kik and Meet24 sites because he knew the majority of people on those are younger than 18. He admitted his screen name was “hottgu,” and that he had lied about his age to those he contacted online, the affidavit said.

During the interview, Hudson also told the FBI he had an 18-year-old girlfriend in Oregon, and they’d been dating the past seven months. The agents contacted the teen, and learned that Hudson had asked the teen often about her younger sister, and had suggested she engage in sexually-inappropriate activity with her younger sister, the affidavit said. The 18-year-old denied ever harming her sister and told agents she thought Hudson’s real name was Brian Johnson.

The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force is made up of FBI agents and officers from Beaverton, Portland, Tigard, Hillsboro police and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with further information about potential contact between Hudson and any child should inform the FBI or a local police agency. The FBI’s Portland Division can be reached at (503) 224-4181.


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